Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘great priority’ for Real Madrid this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 8:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link214Shares Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘great priority’ for Real Madrid this summercenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is attracting attention from La Liga (Picture: Getty Images)Real Madrid are hoping to win the race for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s signature this summer as they make the Arsenal striker a ‘great priority’ in their transfer dealings.The Gunners captain has just one year left on his contract at the Emirates and has attracted interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid as a result.Arsenal are keen to keep hold of the 30-year-old, who has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.However, they may struggle to do so with Real Madrid pushing hard for his transfer, according to Spanish publication Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report from Spain also states that a number of other clubs are looking to make a move for the Gabonese forward, with Manchester United, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain all keeping tabs on the situation.With just 12 months left on his current deal, the feeling among his suitors is that Aubameyang could be available for around £44m and Arsenal will look to cash in on him rather than allowing him to leave for free in the summer of 2021.The north London club are also reluctant to meet his demands regarding a new contract, thought to be around £300,000-a-week.The Gunners are highly unlikely to be playing Champions League football next season and Aubameyang, who turns 31 in June, may want one more crack at the big time having never won a league or European title in his career.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityKarim Benzema remains the mainstay of the Real Madrid attack and is their top scorer with 14 La Liga goals this season, but the rest of the squad have struggled to find the back of the net this campaign.Sergio Ramos is second in the La Liga scoring charts for Real with five goals as the likes of Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic have all struggled for consistency.Manager Zinedine Zidane is still looking to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo when he moved to Juventus and Aubameyang could be the man to do it.MORE: Ian Wright explains why Dennis Bergkamp is Arsenal’s greatest ever signingMORE: Carlos Soler’s agent speaks out on Arsenal transfer target’s futureFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ashley Williams reveals Swans squad had to Google new boss Francesco Guidolin

first_img “I know everything about him (Guidolin) now as I Googled him on Sunday night,” Williams said. “I’m sure everybody did the same thing as I did and the boys did, we know his background but it doesn’t really matter to us who comes in. “We get told ‘he’s your manager’, you listen to what he has to say, give your all and do as best as you possibly can. “We have to help him settle in as quick as possible. The chairman (Huw Jenkins) has made that move which is fine with us. “We just get on with it and we’re just happy we got the win for Curt and the other guys.” Williams said the players were aware of Guidolin’s presence at the Liberty Stadium, the 60-year-old having flown in from Italy on Monday afternoon. It was far from a vintage performance from the Swans but there was no shortage of commitment and endeavour to please Guidolin, as Curtis closed his seven-game reign with a second victory. “As players we knew he was watching and when you’ve got a new manager you want to impress him,” Williams said. “But more than that it was about doing it for each other and the club. “We understand the position we are in and it’s not the time to be going through the motions or messing around. “It’s just about getting out of this position more than impressing the manager, we just need to pick up points. “We’re professionals and we just go out and do our job for the club that pays us, regardless of who is the manager.” Watford’s defeat was their fourth league loss in a row and the Hornets have now gone five games without a win. It is a run which has seen them fall to 12th and the 19-goal partnership of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney have drawn a blank in the last three league games. But Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has sought to improve the supply line to them by completing the signing of Malaga winger Nordin Amrabat on a three-and-a-half-year contract. “He is good and it is good for us to have players to cover different positions,” said Flores, who refused to discuss reports linking them to young Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair. “To have competition is very important and it is good news that very good players want to come to Watford. “It means that we are growing and we can accept that players want to come here and play for us. “Amrabat is ready to play, he knows Watford and the possibility that we have in the Premier League. “He needs to know my rules and how we are working, but great players are very quick to learn the systems.” Ashley Williams says the Swansea squad are up to speed with shock new managerial appointment Francesco Guidolin after Googling the Italian on the internet. Guidolin had a watching brief on Monday night as Swansea moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone by beating Watford 1-0, Williams’ first goal for nearly two years securing the Welsh club only their third win in 18 attempts. The former Udinese boss, who takes over team matters from interim manager Alan Curtis, will take the reins for Sunday’s visit to Everton – but Williams insists the players are not bothered who is in charge. Press Associationlast_img read more