Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly made it clear to the London side he wants to leave in the summer. That’s according to new reports emerging out of Spain.
Aubameyang is out of contract in only 12 months’ time and his long-term future at the club is therefore in serious doubt. While Arteta wants to sit down for talks with the player at the end of the season, whenever that may be, it is expected the Gabon international will leave.
The 30-year-old is yet to play in the Champions League since his transfer move to Arsenal in January 2018, during which time the gunners have made no progression.
Mikel Arteta’s arrival in December and the improvements since, before making signings, suggest the Londoners have betters days to look forward to.
But in the immediate future, Arsenal are still some distance away from challenging for major honours in the Premier League and Europe.
And with Aubameyang turning 31 this summer, he is facing a decision which could define the rest of his career as he looks to add more silverware to a career that does not boast the honours that might be expected given his talents.
Spanish outlet Sport claim that Real Madrid have sounded out the possibility of signing the former Borussia Dortmund striker, they claim Aubameyang has made it clear he wants Arsenal exit.
They suggest the striker, who has 17 Premier League goals already this season, could leave for around £43.5million and that because of his goalscoring pedigree, that fee is attractive to a number of European clubs.
Sport say Inter Milan, Real, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all made approaches for Aubameyang, who has told the club he wants to leave.
Real Madrid are even ready to offer Luka Jovic as part of their offer to sign the Arsenal star.
It is claimed he will make a final decision on his future at Arsenal during June, although the current global coronavirus pandemic could delay any possible switch.