Newcastle United have reportedly made contact with Arsenal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan with a £ 20million purchase option this summer.
The 19th-ranked Premier League club are considering the 32-year-old striker, according to the Mirror, with Callum Wilson likely to miss most of the season due to injury.
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s highest-paid player, however, the forward has not been on the Matchday’s squad since early December after breaking a disciplinary rule that saw the striker stripped of his captain position.
While Mikel Arteta has not said Aubameyang is free to leave, all signs point to the striker leaving north London this year, and now Newcastle could be an option for the former Borussia Dortmund star.
According to the report, the relegation-threatened side are eager to sign the striker in January initially on loan, with a £ 20million call option also included in the deal if Aubameyang impresses.
However, a deal could be difficult to strike given that Aubameyang is currently on the road with Gabon ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Aubameyang to Newcastle would be a mind-blowing result for Arsenal
While Arsenal would suffer a huge financial loss to Aubameyang if he left for Newcastle, results in recent weeks show Arteta’s side are much better without him.
Indeed, it is clear that Arsenal have to sell the striker, and Aubameyang heading to Newcastle could be a win-win for all parties involved.
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