Barcelona end interest in signing of Arsenal prolific forward

By | August 17, 2021

La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly not interested in securing the services of Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

The Catalan giants are believed to be still in the market to recruit new faces in this summer’s transfer window, despite Joan Laporta revealing that the they are a staggering £1.15bn in debt.

However, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Spanish giants are currently not in talks with the Gunners for Aubameyang as they are prioritising the sale of first-team players.

Aubameyang signed a new three-year contract to remain with the Gunners in September 2020, however, the north London giants are open to selling the 32-year-old star before the August 31 deadline.

The Gunners are keen to generate funds from player sales as they prepare to make offers for the likes of La Liga giants, Real Madrid’s playmaker Martin Odegaard and Leicester City’s star James Maddison, who have both been heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates.

Aubameyang has played 148 games in all competitions for the North London giants since his arrival in January 2018, founding back of the net 85 times and providing 19 assists.