Arsenal’s club record £55.4m bid for Aubameyang accepted by Dortmund-Report
London, Jan. 29, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A British tabloid, The Telegraph is reporting that the 2015 African Footballer of the Year winner, striker Pierre Aubameyang will become Arsenal player before the January transfer window closes on Wednesday
The paper says Arsenal have had a club record £55.4 million (63 million euros) offer agreed by Borussia Dortmund for the Gabon international who also stands to become the highest paid player in the club’s history.
After a week of negotiations, Arsenal have increased from an initial £44 million (55 million euros) bid to meet Dortmund’s asking price but the Bundesliga club still want to source a replacement before signing off and announcing the deal.
A contract worth £180,000-a-week until 2021 has been offered to Aubameyang, who wants to join Arsenal where he will link up with former Dortmund colleague Henrikh Mkhitaryan following his arrival earlier this month in exchange for Alexis Sanchez.
With Arsenal also selling Theo Walcott and Giroud now likely to leave, Arsene Wenger wanted only a player who would immediately improve his starting team and Aubameyang has established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in any European league.
He has scored 141 goals in four-and-a-half seasons for Dortmund and won several honours in Europe.