Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not ready to sign a new contract because he is waiting on Barcelona move.
The 30-year-old is under contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2021. But he is aware of Barca’s interest and is willing to wait to whether they will submit a bid this term.
The Gabon international, who was recently criticised by some Gunners supporters over his links to AFTV, began talks over renewing his contract in the summer.
The problem, unexpected for the Gunners, is that the former Borussia Dortmund man has taken his time to look over the offer and has not accepted the invitation to extend.
That has led to Barcelona monitoring his situation. Sport claim he is keen to wait and discover the level of that interest before resuming talks over an Arsenal extension.
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Aubameyang has been recently named as Arsenal’s captain to replace Granit Xhaka. He has been a favourite at Arsenal since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
But reports suggest the club have agreed they will listen to offers at the end of the season. Because if they miss out on the top four and he decides his future lies elsewhere.
The official version is that Aubameyang is waiting to see if Arsenal get back in the Champions League this season. But in the background is Barca’s interest in him. He wants to wait and see how far they are willing to go.
According to ’10sport.com’, the African is liked by Barca, who have been seduced by his goalscoring ability. The Catalan club is looking for competition for Luis Suarez.