Aubameyang would only join Man United for money – Merson

Aubameyang would only join Man United for money – Merson
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang acknowledges the fans

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Mar 22, 2020. 16:00

Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes that if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves to Manchester United, he will only be doing it for the money and not ambition.

The Gabonese striker is entering the final year of his contract with the Gunners and has been linked with several clubs, including United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Losing ‘Auba’ would be a major blow to the Gunners, with the striker having scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club since he joined in January 2018 from German giants Borussia Dortmund.

“I don’t think you can say Aubameyang would be going for ambition if he went to Manchester United,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“He’d be going for the money because he’s almost 31 and this would likely to be his last move.

“At the moment, you can’t say you are going to go to Manchester United and get guaranteed trophies. You won’t be able to guarantee United winning anything in the next two or three seasons. They are getting better but it’s not ambitions, it’s the money.

“If it was Manchester City or Liverpool, that would be different. You’d be thinking of course, he’s ambitious and he wants to win things.

“I’m not saying United won’t win things, but you can’t assure me of it. I can assure you Man City or Liverpool will in the next few years.”

A £50 million transfer fee has been mooted for a potential transfer of Aubameyang from Arsenal to United, though any such move will depend on when and how the season is concluded.

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