Cape Town - Barcelona technical secretary Eric Abidal has
confirmed that arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of a handful of
players on the club's transfer wish list.
Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from the
Emirates Stadium, with his contract set to run out next summer.
Barcelona have been the most heavily linked potential buyer,
with reports even going as far as saying he had given his approval to the move.
And now Abidal has admitted the club's interest in Arsenal's
Aubameyang as well as Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and Napoli's Fernando Llorente.
"There is a list with players like Giroud, Llorente or
Aubameyang, but for one thing or another, we decided not to sign. We believe it
is the best for the club," Abidal told Catalan newspaper Sport (via Sport
When pushed further on possible interest in Aubameyang
specifically, Abidal added: "I know him. I do not have much to do beyond
sports. He has a profile that has depth.
"He is important, and in his team he is decisive. It is
good to bring this profile of a player who can be in the market and can help
you. We'll see what will happen."
And Abidal confirmed that the club will definitely be
bringing in a striker this summer.
Abidal continued: "It is logical that in summer a '9'
will come. It is a necessity. We know that Suarez will come back strong, but
you have to bring a top player in the summer.
"We do not know if it will be young or experienced. We
only look at the talent and adaptation they may have. We must think that some
top players have come and have not adapted well."
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