Barcelona line up Arsenal raid by preparing to jump on key contract clause

Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the option of a winter move available to the Spanish giants, according to reports in Spain.

Since moving to North London from Borussia Dortmund in January last year, the Gabon international has been vital for the club, recently becoming the seventh-fastest player to score 50 goals for the Gunners.

Aubameyang has netted nine times in 13 appearances in all competitions so far this season and, according to Spanish news outlet El Chiringuito, his goalscoring prowess is attracting interest from Barcelona.

The report says that the Catalan club are looking at a potential raid for the 30-year-old, who they see as a potential successor to Luiz Suarez at the Camp Nou.


Furthermore, speaking to La Sexta,  journalist Juanfe Sanz revealed more about Barcelona’s interest in Aubameyang, including a clause they may be able to take advantage of at the end of the season if a winter move turns out to be off the cards.

“The price would not be exorbitant. It has been said that, if Arsenal does not enter the Champions League, it would have a clause to leave,” he said.

Arsenal sit fifth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the hunt for qualification for Europe’s elite competition through domestic avenues.

Unai Emery’s side could also qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League and the club are well-placed to qualify for the knockout stages having made it 10 points from 12 in Group F on Wednesday.

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