Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerges as 'Barcelona's plan B'

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerges as ‘Barcelona’s plan B if they can’t sign top target Lautaro Martinez’

  • Barcelona want to sign a world-class striker to give competition to Luis Suarez
  • Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is reportedly Barcelona’s first choice
  • But if that pursuit fails, the Spanish giants want Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 

Barcelona are reportedly eyeing up Arsenal’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as their plan B this summer.

The Spanish giants have drawn up a lot of signings they want to make during the transfer window and their priority is to buy a world-class striker to provide competition for Luis Suarez when he returns from injury.

And according to Spanish publication Sport, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s main target but if that pursuit fails, they will go after Aubameyang.

Sport have reported that Barcelona are lining up a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again

Arsenal will be desperate to keep hold of star striker Aubameyang during the summer

Barcelona view the Arsenal captain, who continues to shine under Mikel Arteta, as much more affordable and is reportedly admired by the club’s coaching staff.

Barcelona were interested in acquiring Aubameyang’s signature in January as they desperately searched for cover for the injured Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

However, a move failed to materialise and the Nou Camp outfit ended up buying Martin Braithwaite from Leganes as an emergency signing in February.

Lautaro Martinez has emerged as Barcelona’s priority target after shining for Inter Milan

The report also claims that the Gunners did not want to let their star man leave mid-season but that a summer deal remains an option after Barcelona put out feelers.

Aubameyang is set to move into the remaining 12 months of his Arsenal contract this summer and Barcelona are looking to capitalise on his uncertain future.

However, they will prioritise trying to land Martinez first from Inter. 

The club believe the 22-year-old Argentine has many more years ahead of him and can lead the line in the long-run.

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