Newcastle and Aston Villa target set to decide future

Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSt Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he will decide his long-term future at the end of the season.

The Gabon international has been heavily linked with a number of Premier League sides in recent months, including the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

His fine form this term has alerted multiple potential suitors, with his season’s goal tally already up to 15.

St Etienne are currently fourth in Ligue 1, just one place outside of the Champions League qualification places.

Aubameyang says that booking a spot at the top table of European football will make it difficult to leave, but that no decision has been made yet:

“I am happy with my form again. Scoring is important for a striker and I am on a good run at the moment,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.

“I would love to finish the season strongly for my team and put us in a strong position to fight for a Champions League place.

“If we qualify for that competition it would be difficult for me to leave the club. But my future will be decided at the end of the season.”

St Etienne are by no means desperate to sell the 23-year-old, but it is thought that a bid in region of £10m could be too good for tem to turn down.

Capped 27 times for his home nation, the attacker began his career with Serie A giants AC Milan.

After struggling to force his way into the first-team, he was loaned out to Lille, Monaco and Dijon before making a permanent move to Saint-Etienne.

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