Rivaldo advises Barcelona against the signing of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: report


Barcelona legend Rivaldo thinks his former club ought to decline the option to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal during the next transfer window.

The Catalan giants are preparing a new striker addition during the off-season and they have actually been credited with an interest in Aubameyang, who is approaching the final year of his Gunners contract.

The Gabon international has actually been a constant entertainer over the past 9 years and he has actually contributed a superb tally of 243 goals and 74 assists from 407 appearances in all competitions.

Regardless Of the radiant data, Rivaldo feels Aubameyang might not fit the Blaugrana’s style of play and the board need to not purchase any player without the suggestion of the manager.

“Barcelona always looks for the best players available in the market and Aubameyang is obviously a great player who could be a boost for the club,” The former Brazilian star informed Betfair.

” However other than just signing a player, Barcelona need to study if a specific player will fit into their present system, or if a transfer might end up requiring the new player to play in a various role, damaging his own efficiency and possibly triggering the team issues.

“So, it’s crucial to analyse these factors carefully before making an offer to sign a player, as it isn’t just the taste of the president and board that should decide this kind of stuff. You need to understand if the manager would approve of it and will have a space for the player in his system.”

Aubameyang works playing on the left wing or as the centre-forward and he is typically at his best when he has the chance to run behind the opposition defence on the counter-attack

In contrast, the Spanish champions usually tend to keep possession in the opposition half and on a regular basis, they choose to pass their way into the box to score the ideal team goal.

As such, Rivaldo is rather right with his issues over a possible move for Aubameyang. the Gunners captain has actually just recently emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Aubameyang has actually bagged 20 goals and one assist for Arsenal this term.

Statistics from Transfermarkt.com

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