Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is open to the idea of joining Barcelona and is willing to put contract talks on hold because of their interest, reports in Spain claim.
Aubameyang’s contract with Arsenal expires in the summer of 2021, meaning he will have to make a decision on his future rather quickly.
Having recently been appointed as the new club captain to replace Granit Xhaka, Arsenal are hoping that the Gabonese striker will sign a contract renewal – but Sport think he may have other ideas.
According to the Catalan publication, Aubameyang is well aware of the rumours linking him with Barcelona, where he could become Luis Suarez’s replacement, and is willing to explore the option.
The report adds that if Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the 30-year-old will be tempted to say goodbye to the Emirates Stadium and head off for Camp Nou.
The club are said to have reluctantly accepted the fact that they may need to cash in on him if they do miss out on the top four – with Barcelona ready to take advantage of a key clause thought to be in his contract.