Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he supported Manchester United as a kid.
The 31-year-old has been voted Arsenal’s player of the season by fans after scoring 29 goals and firing them to FA Cup success, but they are desperately trying to tie their captain down to a new deal, as per the Daily Mail.
However, it was actually Aubameyang’s dream to play for Manchester United when he was a kid, inspired by the strike force of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
Asked by Stadium Astro the first team he supposed, Aubameyang said: “Manchester United, when I was a kid.
“I remember the duo, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. The team was sick at that time, I think this was the first team I supported.”
— Stadium Astro (@stadiumastro) August 8, 2020
According to the Telegraph, the Gunners are on the brink of agreeing a three-year deal with their top scorer with talks at an advanced stage over the deal, which will run until 2023. The new contract could see him earn around £250,000-a-week and is likely to include lucrative bonuses.
It’s claimed Aubameyang is encouraged that Mikel Arteta will be allowed to spend in the summer to bolster his squad. Yes, the same club that plans to make 55 staff redundant because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as per BBC Sport.