Arsenal battle Newcastle for €35m Aubameyang replacement
Date published: Tuesday 30th June 2020 11:14
Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst is the subject of interest from Premier League sides Arsenal and Newcastle United, according to reports in Germany.
The Dutch striker has scored 38 goals in 78 games for Wolfsburg since joining in summer 2018, with 20 of those goals coming this season.
Weghorst also had a respectable record of 51 goals in 124 Eredivisie games before his Bundesliga move and now he is attracting interest from Premier League clubs.
Bild (via Sport Witness) claims that Newcastle United are one of the main parties interested in the Netherlands international, while Weghorst is someone Arsenal are keeping ‘in mind’ as they search for a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang’s deal expires next summer and he was quoted this week saying he felt at “a turning point” in his career.
The Gabon international has no shortage of admirers should he decide his future lies elsewhere but Mikel Arteta has recently said he is hopeful that Aubameyang will stay at the Emirates Stadium.
However, if they do lose Aubameyang – with Barcelona understood to be interested – then Arsenal must keep their options open and Weghorst could fit the bill.
Wolfsburg are looking for at least €35m for their prolific striker with Weghorst keen on a move to the Premier League.
There has been no reported interest from Liverpool in Weghorst but the 27-year-old recently admitted his admiration of the club.
“I still get goosebumps from ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. There are other great English clubs too, and I always liked Milan because so many Dutch played there.
“I am ambitious and want to get ahead. Maybe at some point play at another club, whether in Germany or in England? But at the moment it is still far away. I feel good and try to achieve the maximum here.”