Outspoken Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has urged the Gunners to secure the future of club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, suggesting Barcelona could look to sign him with Lionel Messi looking to leave the Nou Camp.
Aubameyang’s contract is due to expire next summer and he is yet to sign an extension with the Gunners, having previously been linked with a switch to Barcelona.
Taking to Twitter, Morgan wrote: “Given the bombshell Messi/Barca news, I suggest Arsenal get @Aubameyang7 locked down as a matter of extreme urgency. Like… now.”
Aubameyang has repeatedly teased staying at Arsenal and he is said to be closing in on a new three-year contract.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal
According to Sky Sports’ transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth, it is a ‘case of when not if’ Aubameyang signs his extension.
“The waiting does continue on that one,” he said. “I am told it is close and the terms over a three-year contract are being finalised.
“Now we are expecting that one to be signed and sorted soon. I was led to believe it as soon as recently as a week ago.
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