Manchester United have been tracking down various players this offseason and some are expected to be on their way to Old Trafford in the next days. However, the Red Devils have been linked with a shocking move in recent hours for one of the most dangerous strikers the Premier League has at this moment.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reported to have said 'yes' to the idea of joining Manchester United this summer, which looks to be a crazy transfer rumor that gets bigger as the days go by.
Failing to qualify for the Champions League once again, Arsenal have found themselves with a short budget to purchase players this summer and that would likely force to cash in on some of their current assets in order to afford potential signings.
BBC Sport's David Ornstein wrote this week how the Gunners could get funds to sign the players they need to bounce back in England and became a real threat for the title, but the price to pay would be too high in the eyes of many.
The Gabon international arrived in North London as Arsenal's record signing for around £56 million in January 2018, following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. He was expected to be the Gunners' chief goalscorer and so far he’s done a very good job. That being said, facing a potential departure of the former Borussia Dortmund player would be a hard position to be in for the North Londoners.
With Romelu Lukaku reportedly set to leave Manchester and take his talents to Inter, the club is looking for a replacement for the Belgium international, and Aubameyang is seen as a very good candidate. Italian sports daily Tuttosport claims that Aubameyang has said 'yes' to the Red Devils, which the report hopes will make United change their stance on Inter’s budget’s restraints.
Ever since he landed in Emirates Stadium on January 2018, the Gabonese striker managed to score 10 goals in his first half season, improving that number with 22 and a share of the Golden Boot in his first full campaign. It’s unknown how much Arsenal would ask for the player, but one might expect something near or bigger than the price they paid for him last year.
Aubameyang is not exactly the type of player that United have been chasing this summer, as they’re aiming to get young players and Pierre-Emerick is already 30, so that might be a problem at the time of completing a deal, or even to start negotiations. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was doing things the right way, but a move for Aubameyang now doesn’t seem like the best decision for them.