Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Barcelona confirm interest in Arsenal captain

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Barcelona confirm interest in Arsenal captain

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is heavily wanted in Spain by Barcelona

- The Catalans are looking for a replacement for ageing Uruguay star Suarez

- Aubameyang remains an important member of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal team

La Liga giants Barcelona have appears to have confirmed their interest in signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Catalan club is desperately searching for a replacement for their main goal poacher Luis Suarez who is currently out injured.

Aubameyang joined the north London side in the January of 2018 in a deal valued around of €63.75 million with his deal set to expire in June 2021.

Meanwhile, Barca sporting director Eric Abidal confirmed the club are interested in the Gabonese forward according to Spanish news outlet Sport.

Barcelona are currently three points behind rivals Real Madrid on the table after 22 rounds of La Liga fixtures this season.

Meanwhile, after his row with the club captain, Abidal said they are ready to bring in a proper striker to increase their chances of competing for titles.

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Metro UK reports Aubameyang is desperate for Champions League football having failed to make an appearance in two consecutive seasons while at Arsenal.

And with the Gunners facing the prospect of once again missing out on a Champions League slot this season, Aubameyang looks set to dump the north Londoners.

The 30-year-old is yet to pen a contract extension with the north Londoners, as reports indicates he is non-committal to talks revolving around a new deal.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish giants Barcelona have made a request for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan as replacement for injured Luis Suarez, reports claim.

According to Spanish news media outlet Per Goal, Suarez will not be available for the club until the tail end of the season and the Camp Nou outfit have chosen the Gabonese striker as a worthy replacement.

It is understood that La Blaugrana's new manager Quique Setien and the club's hierarchy met and agreement was made to sign Aubameyang on loan and concentrate on bringing in Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez in the summer.

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Some time last year, Real Madrid are interested in the signing of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when the January transfer window opens.

Los Blancos' chiefs are even reported to be ready to offer the Gunners' chiefs Luka Jovic plus cash in their bid to lure the Gabonese star to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Aubameyang has been impressive for Arsenal this season scoring 12 goals in all competitions despite the Gunners' unimpressive performance this term.

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Source: Legit.ng

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