Manchester United is reportedly considering a serious competition with Chelsea for Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Before the transfer deadline the following week, Manchester United and Chelsea may compete for Auba, according to a Gianluca Di Marzio report.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, is frantically trying to get a top-tier striker to Old Trafford this summer. At Stamford Bridge, the same can be said of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
According to Fabrizio Romano, who reports Barcelona is demanding about £25 million for the 33-year-old striker, Aubameyang is one of the Blues’ main targets. Barcelona is seeking for almost £25 million for the 33-year-old striker, which seems excessive given his age and enormous salary.
For Chelsea and United, a loan agreement might be the best option. Barcelona would benefit as well because Aubameyang’s wages would be paid for at least one season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a target for Chelsea, is appealing to Manchester United.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea and Barcelona have not yet reached an agreement to sign the Gabon striker. If United were to outbid the Blues for the former Arsenal player, it would be a big victory for Tuchel, who is rumored to be desperate to close a deal for Auba.
The 33-year-old attacker was previously referred to be “unstoppable” by Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal (The Mirror). And Arteta is correct when he is at his finest.
With his club, Aubameyang has made 607 appearances and scored 310 goals. Additionally, he has 30 goals in 73 games for his native Gabon. He is currently 33 years old and may not be athletic enough to play in Ten Hag’s demanding system. However, if he stays healthy this season, he should guarantee United between 15 and 20 goals.
And because of this, we believe that if Manchester United does buy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they will be well ahead of Chelsea in the battle for a Champions League spot.
In the event that United beat the Blues to Auba this summer, Tuchel will undoubtedly be disappointed.