Arsenal in talks as Madrid eye deal, Forget Auba and sign up £40m Prem hitman?, Barcelona confirms interest in Aubameyang deal
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Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli, WITH THE GUNNERS IN TALKS ABOUT A NEW DEAL.
The Gunners were watching the young man for months before Unai Emery made the smart decision to hand the Brazilian starlet a big move to the Emirates, where he has been mightily impressive during his first season at the Emirates.
Despite the ARSENAL troubles all over the pitch, Martinelli has managed an impressive 10-goals in just 23 appearances for the Arsenal this season, and earned massive praised after he led the line against Chelsea during the midweek fixture in the absence of Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang
Martinelli became the first teenager to reach double figures in a season for Arsenal since Nicolas Anelka and the feat is even more remarkable given the summer signing from the lower leagues of Brazilian football has started only 11 games since his arrival.
Arsenal are hurriedly trying to tie the teenager to an improved contract and that might be wise with Spanish website Eldesmarque claiming Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants him at the Bernabeu.
The Madrid President is eyeing up a number of possible summer deals to help improve this aging Madrid side, and is reportedly keen to nail down some of the best youngsters in the game.
The news comes just a few days after Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has come out and tipped the young man to go onto achieve big things in the game, telling the Daily Mirror: ‘We as Brazilians are very excited about him and his future. It is one thing to have the talent – but another at the age of 18 to have the confidence.
‘He reminds me of Ronaldo his first season in Europe he scored 30 goals and people were thinking: “who is this 18 year old Brazilian kid?”
‘He wanted the ball, he would run at players, there was no fear no matter what players or team he was playing against – and I see that similar attitude in Martinelli.
‘He just wants to be on the ball and score goals. Ronaldo went on to be the best player in the world – and that can also be the aim of Martinelli.’
Arsenal should make a move for Wolves striker and Manchester United target Raul Jimenez if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves the club
With the Red Devils picking up a number of injuries to the clubs first team players, there is a need from United to spend some serious money in the coming windows to improve the squad in key areas of the pitch.
And that has led to shock speculation in the media suggesting that United were willing to make a move for Jimenez during the transfer window, with the Wolves striker becoming one of the shock of the new Premier League season.
And after becoming the club’s top scorer in Premier League history – netting his 23rd league goal to overtake Steven Fletcher’s 22, interest in a Premier League deal has taken another leap forward in the summer, but Arsenal should make a move.
Jimenez, 28, has 10 goals and six assists in the Premier League this season for Champions League hopefuls Wolves, and we believe that he could be a good buy for the Arsenal.
Look, there is speculation that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be leaving the club at the end of the season after Barcelona confirmed their interest in trying to get a deal done when the summer window opens up.
As we have said, Jimenez is now one of the most deadly players in the Premier League, so if he has the opportunity to play for one of the Leagues biggest clubs, he could be one of the best strikers in Europe.
Barcelona have confirmed that they are still interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the end of the season.
The feeling in the media is that Aubameyang is not happy with the direction of the club, as he had hoped the club would be challenging for the Premier League title and playing Champions League football on a yearly basis, which has not happened.
But there is also a feeing that the Arsenal will do all they can to try and secure a new contract with their star man by offering him the kind of deal that he simply cannot refuse, must like the one Mesut Ozil signed just a few seasons ago.
Publicly, Aubameyang has maintained he is content with life at Arsenal but with talks over a contract extension having stalled Barcelona are likely to test the waters again come the summer, according to the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal.
‘It is logical that in summer a ‘9’ will come. It is a necessity. We know that [Luis] Suarez will come back strong, but you have to bring a top player in the summer,’ Abidal told Sport.
‘We do not know if it will be young or experienced. We only look at the talent and adaptation they may have. We must think that some top players have come and have not adapted well.
‘I know him (Aubameyang). He has a profile that has depth. He is important, and in his team he is decisive. ‘It is good to bring this profile of player who can be in the market and can help you. We’ll see what will happen.’
Look, Aubameyang is a star at the club, but if he wants to leave, let him. There is plenty of options out there for Arsenal if they decide to spend the money.
Turning down Barca would be a massive decision for him to make, but it would be made easier if the club fail to get Champions League football or pick up some silverware this season.
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