Lukas Podolski sends message to Arsenal over Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang transfer

first_imgAubameyang’s future at the Emirates hangs in the balance (Picture: Getty Images)Lukas Podolski has urged Arsenal to sell their top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and use the money to reinvest in the squad.The Gabon international’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire next summer, prompting rumours of his exit from the north London club.Barcelona failed in their attempts to recruit the clinical striker in January, while Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly interested in acquiring his services in the next transfer window.Aubameyang has scored 17 Premier League goals this season, and while he’d be a huge loss for Mikel Arteta’s side, former Gunners forward Podolski can understand why the 30-year-old would want to move on to a bigger club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you have a fantastic season like he had, many clubs are interested,’ Podolski told Sky Sports.‘When a player has a wish to play for a big team or a dream to play in Italy or Spain, or like Aubameyang and his link with Real Madrid. Lukas Podolski sends message to Arsenal over Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang transfer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 May 2020 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Advertisement Podolski was a fan favourite at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)‘If he has a dream to play for this club when he’s young, then why not? As a player, you have to take this chance to play for a club like that.‘Of course, for Arsenal, it’ll be a big loss if they have to sell him but this is the business of football.‘My opinion is you lose a big player, he had a fantastic season with a good scoring record, but you can make money on a player, sell him and you can invest in new players.‘For a player like me or Aubameyang, when a big club is calling, you always want to have this dream.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsArsenal chief Raul Sanllehi has suggested that there will be very few big-money deals in the next transfer window due to the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis. The Gunners are reportedly keeping a close eye on Amiens forward Serhou Guirassy as a potential cut-price replacement for Aubameyang.MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan responds to speculation over his Arsenal futureMORE: Arsenal making Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contingency plans by targeting French ace Serhou GuirassyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img

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