Barcelona want to sign Arsenal striker Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang.
The future of the Gabonese in North London is in considerable doubt after he was stripped of the captaincy after a series of disciplinary breaches and left out of the teams to play Southampton and West Ham, the Gunners winning both those games in his absence.
The club’s highest paid player, he has 18 months left on his current deal, but there had been concerns that his performance levels were starting to drop, even before the recent innocence.
And now Barcelona could be ready to offer him an immediate escape route from the Emirates,, with their own need for a striker amplified following the forced retirement of Sergio Agüero on health grounds.
Aubameyang is due to depart for the African Cup of Nations after Christmas, but there is now increasing speculation that tournament may be postponed because of the Omicron strain of Covid-19.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.