Man United and Spurs in chase Aubameyang
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have both joined the hunt for Gabonese international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports The Sun.
Aubameyang currently plies his trade in France with Saint-Étienne where he is setting Ligue Un alight, leading to reported interest from English clubs.
Aubameyang’s overall goal scoring record for his club is respectable, scoring almost 0.5 goals per game, and this scintillating form has transferred into this season as he has struck eight times already – helping his club to 4th in Ligue 1.
Aubameyang, who’s father also represented Gabon at international level, endured a torrid spell at AC Milan before going on various relatively unsuccessful loans to French clubs – but seems to have really found his feet at Saint-Étienne.
The forward is renowned for his blistering pace, sharp finishing… and warming up for his club’s game against Lyon in boots encrusted with £2,500 worth of Swarovski crystals.
Aubameyang is contracted in France until 2016, leaving Saint-Étienne under no pressure to sell their star asset. Saint-Étienne will be extremely keen to hold onto Aubameyang, having lost Dimitri Payet to Lille in 2011 – so a hefty bid would be required from either English side to prise the striker away from Ligue 1.
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