Saint Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would welcome a move to Newcastle United.
The Gabon international enjoyed a fantastic 2012/13 campaign with the French side, scoring 19 goals at better than a goal to game ratio.
Reportedly Saint Etienne are holding out for €20million which Russian club Anzhi have triggered, however its clear Aubameyang favours a move to England.
“I will choose England before any other destination.My dream has always been to play in one of the top two leagues in the world.” said the striker.
“Newcastle is a good club and St James’s Park is a monumental stadium where there is passionate fans.”
The vibes from the player are only positive ones, however whether Newcastle will side with the money Saint Etienne are after is another question.
Alan Pardew is desperate to add to his forward line, with Papiss Cisse the only recognised striker currently at the club.
It looks like the club will miss out on the signing of Wilfred Bony with Swansea on the verge of a deal for the Ivorian and Pardew is running out of targets.
The potential partnership of Aubameyang playing off Cisse is an attractive looking one, especially with the club a little short of flair players who can play in the number 10 position.
Following Joe Kinnear’s appointment as the Technical Director of Football there has been chaos at Newcastle. The move has scuppered Newcastle’s start to the transfer window, with the club failing to add anyone so far.
Last year Newcastle failed to add as many numbers as they had hoped for in the summer window and it cost them dearly as they started the 2012/13 campaign slowly.
Danny Simpson officially joined Queens Park Rangers from Newcastle United yesterday.
Having lost his right-back birth to the January arrival of Mathieu Debuchy, Simpson decided against renewing his Newcastle contract, instead opting to leave the club on a free-transfer.
West Ham had been linked with the former Manchester United man, however QPR have won the race for his signature.
After a year of Jose Boswinga at right back, QPR fans I’m sure will be glad to have a full-back who will actually care about the club.
Newcastle are willing to let many younger players leave the club on loan again to gain first-team experience.
Both Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson went on loan to Championship clubs towards the back end of the last season and played frequently. Following the duos success, Pardew is considering loaning them out for another year.