Barcelona have reportedly agreed terms with former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a loan deal until the end of this season after the Gabon striker had a fallout with manager Mikel Arteta. The Catalan giants have looked to bolster their striking options after struggling to score goals in recent weeks.
Previously, it was reported that Xavi’s squad are also linked with a move to sign Alvaro Morata who is currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid. While Barcelona and Aubameyang have reportedly agreed terms, signing the 32-year-old forces the La Liga giants to get rid of Ousmane Dembele before the January window closes to reduce their wage bill.
Barcelona agreed loan terms with Aubameyang
According to Spanish reports, Barcelona have agreed on a loan transfer for former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, the deal forces Ousmane Dembele to leave the club. The Frenchman has just six months left on his contract at the Nou Camp and has refused to sign a new deal, with reports also claiming he has accused the club of blackmailing him into signing a new one.
As for Aubameyang, he hasn’t made the Arsenal squad since falling out with manager Mikel Arteta over a disciplinary foul. As a result, the Spanish manager is keen to take the Gabon striker off his books, who is reportedly on a staggering £350,000-a-week wage. The 32-year-old striker has had an outstanding career, having scored 233 goals in just 376 games over the past 10 seasons for Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal. Given his skills and history, he would be an asset to any club he moves to.
Barcelona are currently fifth in the La Liga table
Following a 1-0 win over Alaves, Barcelona moved into fifth place in the La Liga table with 35 points after 21 games, just one point behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, El Clasico rivals Real Madrid continue to lead the table with 50 points after 22 games, four points clear of second-placed Sevilla.