Deal all but done – BBC journalist reports significant update in £53m Arsenal attacker deal
BBC journalist Michael Gravesande has reported that Arsenal’s deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “all but” agreed.
He said that “Arsenal & BVB have all but reached an agreement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a fee of around €60m”.
With today’s conversion rates that means that Arsenal look set to land their number one target for a price of £53million.
He reported the update on his personal Twitter account on Sunday evening, saying that the news had come from “multiple news organisations”.
UPDATE: Significant news coming out of Germany this evening from multiple news organisations that Arsenal & BVB have all but reached an agreement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a fee of around €60m. #januarytransferwindow pic.twitter.com/lMJRES1cIn
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) January 28, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Arsenal fans will be daring to dream once again with this news that a deal for the elite striker looks close. Arsenal fans have had so many letdowns over so many transfer windows that they must have been getting deja vu at reports that manager Arsene Wenger wasn’t offering what the Germans wanted. They seemed set to hold out for £60million but if these reports are true, the two sides have met somewhere in the middle. Moaning about Wenger’s approach to transfers might turn to begrudging respect for driving a fantastic deal if he can finally get this one over the line. If the reports are true, that might be as soon as tomorrow.
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