Premier League superstar sent shock Chelsea message ahead of summer move?
Craig Burley has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to ignore Chelsea and aim higher if he leaves Arsenal.
Aubameyang is approaching his 31st birthday, and without a major title to his name, there has been alot of speculation in the media which is suggesting that he is looking for a way out of the club, with us, Barcelona and Real Madrid all reportedly interested.
But it is the reports linking him with a move to the Bridge which has got the Premier League talking, as we are reportedly ready to pay that massive £70 million asking price that Arsenal have set, while they are also prepared to his massive asking wages of around £300,000-a-week.
However, Burley has urged the player to aim higher than us right now as we are going through a transitional phase which is not guaranteed to bring some silverware, He told ESPN: ‘The decision he’s got to make is what do I have in terms of options, Chelsea are a project at the moment, if he believes they are a project far enough down the line that are going to compete when everything gets up and running again, then fine.
‘At his age, he’s really going to be looking to get into somewhere where they’re going to be fighting for the title now, they’re going to be fighting for the Champions League now.
‘That’s where he is in his career, he’s good enough to be doing that, he’s shown that at Dortmund, he’s shown that at Arsenal, an inferior team, so he needs to make sure he is making the right decision.’
Burley added: ‘I believe if he gets an offer from clubs that are further down the line than Chelsea in terms of their progress, I think he will take that.
‘But if Chelsea can get him, they should go for him, and if Arsenal lose him that’s just another big body blow to Mikel Arteta.’