Manchester United will obviously have big plans ahead of the summer transfer window, with Jose Mourinho keen to improve the squad before the Premier League kicks off in August. The latest rumour says that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to Old Trafford.
It comes from the BBC, who quote Aubameyang’s good friend and international teammate, Daniel Cousin. He says that the Borussia Dortmund front man would thrive at Manchester United if he made the move.
“I think he wants to move to England,” Cousin began.
“The Premier League is a different style to Germany; it’s more physical and, for me, it’s a good moment for Pierre to move to a big club like Manchester United or Manchester City.”
“Yes [he would be a success]. I think he can score more goals and get more experience with a big team.”
“With Mourinho at Man United, and Guardiola [at City], I think this kind of coach can help Pierre-Emerick to progress.”
“[If I was choosing his club it would be] Arsenal because the team play very well.”
“Arsenal need another striker if they are to win the title. And I think if he played with Ozil and his assists, he would play very well.”
Although he has been tipped to join United, it’s obvious that United would face extremely stiff competition if they wanted to move for him.
Cousin also quotes City and Arsenal, but the fact that he is even talking about Aubameyang coming to the Premier League is exciting in itself.
The 26-year old has pace aplenty, is extremely physical when required, and is a top notch finisher.
All that adds up into one expensive player, though, and Manchester United would have to pay through the roof to land his services. Whilst Jose Mourinho is at it, he should take a look at Marco Reus too…