Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has long been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs including the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City, and his goalscoring record backs up the links to other clubs. However, disciplinary issues with his club Borussia Dortmund appears to have set up his imminent departure in this January transfer window. What Are The Odds looks at the Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang next club odds via bookmaker Paddy Power.
Arsenal appear at this stage to be the only club in the running to sign Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang with an extremely short price of just 3/10 (1.30). No doubt the Gunners will be adding a proven goalscorer to their line-up - the Gabon international has scored a sensation 21 goals in just 23 appearances in all competitions this season for the German giants Dortmund.
A report in Goal today says terms and a contract has been agreed for the striker to move to north London with a rumoured fee of around £53m to be spent. It looks like a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ he will join Arsenal this month.
The only kind of deal to scupper a move to the Premier League at this point could come from China according to the odds. Chinese Super League clubs have also been linked to sign Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang for some time, but at this ‘late hour’ a price of 16/1 (17.0) to move to the Far East looks a non-starter. No doubt the funds are there if one club wanted to push the move, and a bigger transfer offer could derail Arsenal’s bid.
Besides Arsenal and a Chinese club, Dortmund are quite short priced at 2/1 (3.00) to hold on to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang this month and at least until the summer. This could happen - should Manchester United somehow miss out in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, which in-turn would leave the Gunners with a player that could leave on a free at the end of the season and likely no deal for Aubameyang in the final two weeks of the transfer window.
Probability of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's next club
|Next Club||Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Transfer Odds||Probability|
|Stay at Dortmund||2/1||33.33%|
|Any Chinese Club||16/1||5.88%|