Arsenal are currently in talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have the striker sign a new contract beyond 2021. With the talks ongoing rumours of an exit for the Gabon international have been going around. If he decides to rejects Arsenal’s offer, the Gunners will look to sell the striker this summer. And if that happens, the Gunners will be looking at Celtic for a new striker.
Former Celtic boss John Barnes firmly believes that if Aubameyang decides to leave Arsenal this summer, Odsonne Edouard will be topping their wanted list. “Do Celtic fans really believe that their best player isn’t available for the right price? No, they don’t. This is a fact of life, and of modern football,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets. “Odsonne Edouard is the top striker in Scotland and if Aubameyang was to leave Arsenal, then they will be looking at Edouard’s situation.”
“However, if Aubameyang stays, then I don’t see him coming. I think if you look at any of the top players in Scotland that they could come down to England and be a success. He’s doing very well at the moment and could make the step up to the Premier League if he gets a move that’s right for him and works for how he plays.”
“As a club, you must be keeping tabs on other players and potential replacements because you just don’t know what is going to happen. You must always be ready for the possibility of a player leaving, so that you’re not caught with your pants down. Even if a player is happy and everything is going well at a club, the club has got to be ahead of the game in case the worst happens, and they’ve got to find a replacement.”