Newcastle target open to Premier League switch

Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confessed that he would “love” to play in the Premier League.

The Gabon international has been linked with Newcastle in recent weeks following a string of impressive displays for Saint-Etienne.

Despite insisting he is happy in France, the attacker admitted that should the chance of a move come along he would find it hard to resist:

“I am fine at the moment at St Etienne and if there is interest in me then I can only thank God for that.” He told SkySports.

“I really love the Premier League and hope to one day play in England, but there are other leagues in the world too, with good quality.”

The 23-year-old is far from short of potential suitors with Liverpool, Aston Villa and Sunderland said to be monitoring the situation.

Capped 26 times at international level, the striker began his career with Serie A giants AC Milan.

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

Magpies boss Alan Pardew is said to be keen to strengthen his forward line following Papiss Cisse’s drop in form.

Aubameyang’s versatility is thought to be attractive to the club, who could deploy him as a central striker, on either flank or just behind the frontline.

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