Real Madrid are keen to launch a player-plus-cash bid to steal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang away from Arsenal, according to The Transfer Window podcast.
It is understood that the Spanish giants will offer the Gunners 21-year-old Serbian Luka Jovic in exchange for the 30-year-old, and could sweeten the deal with an extra fee on top of that.
The report suggests that Arsenal could be tempted to let Aubameyang go in January as his contract enters its last 18 months and his value begins to decrease.
Should Arsenal let Aubameyang go?
In a word, no.
The Gabonese international is so integral to everything that this Arsenal side does, and without him, it’s difficult to see where the goals would come from.
Of course, this report suggests that Real would offer Jovic to soften the blow, but honestly, it looks like a bad trade to make.
The Serbian has fewer goals, fewer shots per game, fewer successful dribbles, fewer key passes, and a lower Whoscored rating than Aubameyang so far this season, and, for the most part, has been a bit of a flop since arriving in Spain.
Sure, he’s young, but why would the Gunners take a gamble on bringing in an unproven striker when they have one of the finest in the division already in North London?
It would make no sense.