Guillem Balague: Arsenal hoping to sign quality 28-year-old this month
Arsenal are optimistic of completing a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this month, says Guillem Balague
Arsenal are “optimistic” of completing a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window, according to Guillem Balague.
The Gunners are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this month as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad in the mid-season window.
It is claimed by Sky Sports that the 28-year-old Aubameyang is Arsenal’s “first choice” to replace Alexis Sanchez at The Emirates this month.
Aubameyang is widely regarded as one of the best attacking talents in world football and the Gabon international has been in fine form for Dortmund so far this season.
The attacker has scored 13 goals and made three assists in the Bundesliga for the German club and has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past.
Now, Spanish football expert Balague has revealed that Arsenal are harbouring serious hopes of signing Aubameyang in the January transfer window.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Balague said: “Arsenal have a few signings they want to confirm in the next few days. One of them they want to close and finalise is Aubameyang.
“They are willing to pay 60m euros. So they hope Dortmund accepts, and are very optimistic that this could be the case. There are other clubs interested but right now Arsenal is ahead of them, but nothing has been finalised yet.
“It would take perhaps longer than Alexis’ sale, but they’re putting all their efforts on it. They think he would be a perfect replacement to Alexis, and would work really well with Alexandre Lacazette.
“Aubameyang wants a deal, Arsenal want a deal, but we’ll have to see what Dortmund say about it. It won’t be the only signing Arsenal make, as they are after two more to strengthen this month to reinforce the side. As we saw at the weekend, they need it.”
Arsenal must dust themselves down after the disappointment of their 2-1 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday as they bid to return to winning ways with their home clash against Crystal Palace in the top flight on Saturday afternoon.