Liverpool urged to make approach for 22-goals in 36-games forward

By | July 3, 2020

Former Liverpool star Stephen Warnock has urged Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Arsenal skipper and top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer transfer window.

The Gabon international has been in fine form this term for the North London club, founding back of the net 22 times in 36 games in all competitions, including 19 goals in the English top-tier.

Former Dortmund forward’s an existing contract at the Emirates Stadium is set to expire next summer, though, and there remains widespread rumours surrounding his future at Mikel Arteta’s side.

Warnock, who represented the Merseyside Reds between 2002 and 2007, believes that Gabon international forward would be a perfect addition to the club.

“If I was Jurgen Klopp, I’d be going for him with a year left on his contract, and you’re wanting a goalscorer who can either come off the bench or play on a regular basis,” Warnock told BBC Sport.

“He will challenge the front three, he doesn’t need time to settle, you know he’s proven, he knows the manager and the manager knows what he’s about. Aubameyang will be on big wages, but he won’t cost you big money to get him out with a year left on his contract and the age that he’s at.

“Would Aubameyang like to go to a club like Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United? From his point of view, being a squad player at 31, competing for Champions League, competing for leagues, and he will win some trophies going to one of those three clubs – that’s what he wants at the end of his career.

“And when you retire, to have that association with one of those clubs, as well as Arsenal, as well as Borussia Dortmund, what a CV you’ve got then.”

Following Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Norwich City, Arsenal head-coach Mikel Arteta claimed that he was still hopeful that Gabon international forward would sign a new contract at the club.