Italian giants AC Milan are reportedly eyeing a move to bring back the Borussia Dortmund hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with three other strikers already in the cart – reports the Italian news outlet Calciomercato.
It is expected that the Sino-Europe Sports will complete their takeover in a few weeks and with Chinese investors sitting on the front seat, a huge cash flow is expected in the upcoming summer. And now the aforementioned source has suggested that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who came through the Rossoneri’s youth team, will be topping the list.
Further, it is also reported that Lazio’s Keita Balde will be another option for the club, while Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi and Manchester City’s unsettled striker Sergio Aguero will also be in demand.
Aubameyang, on his part, tried hard to settle into Milan’s first team, but several failed loan spells hampered his consistency and eventually, he was shipped to Saint Etienne in 2011 before joining Borussia Dortmund to become a well-known personnel in this sport.
Furthermore, the 27-year-old striker himself confessed that he will be looking to perceive further challenges in his career, but San Siro – practically speaking – doesn’t look like a likely destination. The reason being; the current scenario. The Rossoneris are in a rebuilding phase and Aubameyang will certainly be looking to join an establish club – maybe Real Madrid or Manchester United.
A bid of around €50m-€60m is expected for the Gabon international in summer and at this cost, the Rhine-Westphalia club might not look to hold onto him. With Aubameyang ready to see new challenges, his departure is imminent, but the destination is still a secret.
AC Milan, on the other hand, have been struggling yet again as they are sitting 7th on the log – seven points away for the Champions League qualification. Carlos, Bacca, who played all of their 38 league games last year, has been a major disappointment this term as he has only managed eight goals so far compared to his 18 strikes last season.
But Vincenzo Montella, on his part, was spot on to praise the 30-year-old attacker for his decision to stay at San Siro by rejecting a big-money move to the far east. Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of their clash against Sassuolo, the manager said:
“We are happy with his decision and he has our utmost confidence.”
Bacca might get a full support from the manager, but it is certain that they will look to reinforce their attacking unit in the coming summer.