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Man United spent years tracking Arsenal ace but instead decided to sign Lukaku

first_img Getty Images – Getty on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman PEP TALK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti And according to The Athletic, Arsenal were not the only club who had their eyes on the striker.The report states the Red Devils scouted Aubameyang between 2016 and 2017, where he bagged 73 times in 91 games for the Bundesliga side.It is believed Old Trafford chiefs were not convinced the forward could cut it in the Premier League, and also had concerns over his hefty £70m price tag given he was 30 at the time. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future latest Moreover, Ed Woodward and Co chose not to sign him as they believed he would not fit Jose Mourinho’s style of play, with the Portuguese keen for a front man that could press and hold the ball up.United’s top scorer at the time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had suffered a serious knee injury in April 2017, so the club opted to spend £75m on Romelu Lukaku as opposed to signing Aubameyang.The Gunners then ended up signing Aubameyang for £56m, and he has since gone on to become the club’s most important player. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ stalemate Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son LATEST statement appointed Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta update Manchester United reportedly spent years tracking Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before opting instead to sign Romelu Lukaku.The Gabonese marksman has netted a staggering 49 goals in 77 games for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was tracked by Man United before he signed for Arsenal Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule targets LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS rookie error last_img read more

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