Barcelona are not negotiating for Aubameyang
Barcelona are currently not negotiating with Arsenal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reliable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The 32-year-old has been linked with a potential exit from the Gunners amidst concerns over his form and heavy salary.
The Gabon international was poor last season as he scored just 10 Premier League goals from 29 games as per Transfermarkt.
When Aubameyang first joined the Gunners in 2018, he was expected to help lead the club to major trophies and back to the Champions League. That has not happened and with the Gunners not looking like they will be challenging for trophies anytime soon, they may have to offload him soon as it will not be sustainable for them to regularly pay his wages if they are not challenging for major silverware.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently in turmoil amidst their financial problems which forced them to part ways with club legend Lionel Messi this summer.
Romano added that the Blaugrana’s priority remains on trying to sell players rather than bring in new faces just yet.
In addition to Messi, other notable departures from the Camp Nou included Junior Firpo, Jean-Cleair Todibo, Carles Alena and Juan Miranda.
The season ahead promises to be a challenging one for Ronald Koeman’s side and it will be difficult for the hierarchy of the club to realistically expect him to win the La Liga and Champions League.
Players such as Sergio Aguero and Gerard Pique will have to lead from the front this season so that Barcelona can achieve consistency on the field.