Barcelona and Juventus Approach Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Barcelona and Juventus have made an approach to Arsenal for the loan signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports.

The 32-year-old striker’s future with Arsenal is in doubt and the European giants are seeking to take advantage of that.

Barcelona and Juventus in Bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Loan

European Giants Chase Aubameyang

Aubemayang’s future at Arsenal has been thrown into doubt in recent months after he was stripped of captaincy and forced to train alone.

Last week, Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal made an offer to take the Gabon forward on loan. Though, that offer is said to have appealed to Arsenal more than the striker himself. It included an option to buy and they had offered to cover his full salary of around £350,000-a-week.

Now, it has emerged European giants Barcelona and Juventus have made a play for the former Borussia Dortmund striker.

Aubameyang has scored 92 goals in 163 appearances for Arsenal. There was always going to be interest in a player with such an ability to put the ball in the back of the net when he has fallen out-of-favour at his current club.

Arsenal’s stance on loaning Aubameyang to Barcelona or Juventus is thought to be unclear.

A Lot Depends on the Future of Alvaro Morata

Aubameyang’s potential destination rests heavily on the future of ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.

Morata is currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid but is said to prefer a switch to Barcelona, which would leave Juventus keen to sign Aubameyang to accommodate the loss of Morata.

However, if Morata is to stay in Serie A with Juventus, Barcelona will turn to the Arsenal striker.

Both clubs would seek a loan until the end of the current season.

Aubameyang started his career in Italy with AC Milan but did not make a senior appearance. Since, he has played football in England, France and Germany. A return to Italy or a spell in Spain would replicate a fresh challenge for him.

 

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