Real Madrid to make Aubameyang a ‘great priority’

Friday, April 17th, 2020 00:00 |
Real Madrid have made Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Madrid, Thursday

Real Madrid have made Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘great priority’ this summer as they step up their pursuit of the Arsenal striker.

The Spanish side have struggled to fill the attacking void left behind by Cristiano Ronaldo since he departed the Bernabeu for Juventus in 2018.

However, Zinedine Zidane believes he has identified Aubameyang as the ideal replacement with the Gabon international stalling on a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, according to Spanish daily Sport.

They also claim that the striker has ‘asked to leave this summer’ and many clubs have been keeping tabs on his situation in recent months including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Aubameyang only has one year left on his current deal and Madrid believe they can land the striker for £44m.

Since joining Arsenal, the 30-year-old  has fired in an impressive 61 goals in 97 appearances.

But with the Gunners struggling to be able to qualify for next season’s Champions League his future is highly in doubt at Mikel Arteta’s side. 

Inter Milan’s highly-rated Lautaro Martinez had been high on Zidane’s list of attacking options but interest has cooled in the Argentine who is keener on a move to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund star and former Manchester United transfer target Erling Haaland has been tipped to become one of the hottest strikers on the planet by his old Red Bull Salzburg boss.

The 19-year-old forward will be ‘fun to watch in the coming years’ according to Jesse Marsch, who was in charge of Haaland until he left for Dortmund in January.

Haaland exploded on to the scene at Salzburg, racking up an astonishing 28 goals in 22 games in all competitions during the first half of the current campaign.

And he hasn’t slowed down since making the step up from the Austrian Bundesliga to the German top flight.   -Dailymail

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