Juventus appear to be in for a new striker as they still want Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite signing Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina.
The latest transfer report developments in the last days of the January 2022 transfer window state that Barcelona and Juventus have both submitted applications for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a loan transfer agreement until the end of this season.
The Gabon international forward is currently suspended by manager Mikel Arteta due to his recent disciplinary problems, with him not playing for the club. The Gunners since the defeat against Everton on December 6, 2021 ago.
Meanwhile, he was even sent home by his country from the African Nations Cup due to suspected heart problems after he was exposed to Covid which made him fail to play in any of the matches in the most prestigious event between the African countries.
However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s situation has not stopped interest from Juventus and Barcelona, who are now both making formal approaches to signing the 32-year-old on loan until the end of the season.
The former Borussia Dortmund man is also unlikely to be expected at the Emirates Stadium and he is expected to be out soon given his current contract only has 18 months remaining. He actually had a loan offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, but he still wants to play at the highest level of European football.
Now Barcelona and Juventus have both made formal approaches to signing the Gabon international forward and it looks like Alvaro Morata’s future will set the stage for the player who has scored 7 goals in 15 appearances for the club. The Gunners in this season.
If Juventus manage to keep Alvaro Morata until the end of the season, it is likely that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will join Barcelona while manager Xai Hernandez still wants a new striker despite the arrival of Ferran Torres.
But if the Atletico Madrid loanee manages to force a move to Camp Nou, then the Gabon international striker will in turn move to Juventus, who still need an additional striker despite the signing of Dusan Vlahovic, as Federico Chiesa will be out until the end of the season with a severe ACL injury.