ARSENAL are reportedly putting the final touches to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new contract ahead of him signing up for three more years.
The Gunners club captain, 31, has just one year remaining on his current Emirates deal.
Arsenal are expected to announce Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new deal this week
And there were suggestions he would be off this summer with interest from Barcelona, Inter Milan and even Chelsea and Manchester United.
But after his match-winning performance in the FA Cup final a fortnight ago, Arsenal have been working hard to get an extension finalised.
According to the Daily Mail, Aubameyang has verbally agreed to sign a new three-year deal worth £250,000-per-week.
The report adds that the finishing touches on the striker’s contract are being prepared by Arsenal chiefs ahead of his return to pre-season training.
Aubameyang’s new deal will place him behind only Mesut Ozil – on £350,000 per week – as the second-highest paid Arsenal player.
He secured the club’s player of the year award for last season with his 29 goals.
That included 22 in the Premier League, only Jamie Vardy got more, and all four Gunners goals in the semi-finals and final of the FA Cup.
Aubameyang has scored 70 goals in just 109 games since his 2018 move from Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon international has also dropped plenty of hints in recent weeks he will commit his future to the club.
They include his not-so-subtle ‘blink if you’re gunna sign’ moment on an Instagram live, his dad and brother’s social media messages, pretending to sign in training and then dying his hair red and white.
Most recently, Aubameyang tweeted an emoji of an hourglass, sending fans into a frenzy on Sunday evening.
By: Joe Brophy
Title: Arsenal finishing paperwork on Aubameyang’s new £250k-a-week contract with announcement set for this week
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12430982/arsenal-finishing-paperwork-aubameyang-new-contract/
Published Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:45:06 +0000