Manchester City will look to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this summer if Sergio Aguero leaves, according to The Sun.
The January transfer window may have only just closed but we’re already gearing up towards what may be the saga of the summer, as speculation that Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City continues to rise after the Argentine was benched at the weekend.
Gabriel Jesus started ahead of him against Swansea City, scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory, and Aguero has hinted that he could leave this summer, The Sun state, which would leave Manchester City at a crossroads.
However, it seems that Pep Guardiola would not be content in entering next season with just young duo Gabriel Jesus and Kelechi Iheanacho, as the Citizens are lining-up a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- and have already made contact with the Gabonese striker’s representatives.
City have turned their sights to the African sensation after admitting defeat in their quest to land Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
There’s no doubt that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be an excellent replacement for Sergio Aguero but the Gabonese striker isn’t necessarily needed and could find himself in the same situation as Aguero, with the alternative being reduced opportunities for Gabriel Jesus.
Pep Guardiola is right to not want to enter next season with just two young strikers but Aubameyang may be too big a player to fill the role that City are looking for, as they’ll need someone who would be content with a squad rotation role.
Furthermore, if City were to sign Aubameyang it could directly lead to impairment in the development of both Gabriel Jesus and Kelechi Iheanacho, with the biggest concerns regarding the latter, who would see his opportunities decrease significantly.