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Tottenham join Magpies in race for Gabon star

St Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick AubameyangTottenham are set to battle Newcastle in the race for Saint Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Spurs chief Andre Villas-Boas is said to have made attacking reinforcements a priority this summer, after relying heavily on goals from star midfielder Gareth Bale last season due to Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor’s struggles.

The Portuguese coach has highlighted Aubameyang, after being impressed by his Ligue 1 displays, and has already approached his employers with a tentative enquiry.

Saint Etienne narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season, but their Gabon international striker was in razor-sharp form, netting 21 goals across the campaign.

These performances alerted Newcastle – who are well known for their policy of recruiting some of the French top division’s finest players of late – as well as a number of other major European sides, including big-spending Monaco.

Aubameyang is valued at around £10million, and AVB is said to be willing to meet such demands in order to bulk out his attacking options.

The former Chelsea boss is also attracted to the 23-year-old’s versatility, as he is able to play on either flank, as well as through the centre.

The likes of Leandro Damiao, David Villa and Oscar Cardozo are also on Spurs’ wish list.

Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provide the firepower to push Tottenham back into the Champions League?

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