Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang accused of lacking ambition over Manchester United transfer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would only be moving to Manchester United for one final pay day.

That’s according to former Gunner Paul Merson, who says the Gabon forward would be showing a lack of ambition by moving to Old Trafford.

United have shown interest in Aubameyang since the forward’s move to Arsenal in 2018 and they’ve been heavily linked with a move for the former Dortmund ace this summer as he enters the last 12 months of his contract at the Emirates.

Solskjaer is keen to sign a striker this summer (Picture: Getty)
Solskjaer is keen to sign a striker this summer (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona were keen on signing Aubameyang in January but they will not meet Arsenal’s £50m valuation of the striker this summer and have warned Aubameyang’s representatives that they have other targets.

The Red Devils would be more willing to do so given their determination to compete for the Premier League title again.

But Merson believes the Gabon international would only be moving to the Theatre of Dreams for one thing.

‘I don’t think you can say Aubameyang would be going for ambition if he went to Manchester United,’ Merson told Sky Sports.

‘He’d be going for the money because he’s almost 31 and this would likely to be his last move.

‘At the moment, you can’t say you are going to go to Manchester United and get guaranteed trophies. You won’t be able to guarantee United winning anything in the next two or three seasons’

United had been on a 12-match unbeaten run before the coronavirus outbreak caused the Premier League season to be postponed until at least late April.

Premier League clubs have voted in favour of finishing the season, rather than voiding it.

United are currently in fifth and through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League and FA Cup.

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