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Barcelona Cannot Afford Aubameyang – Charlie Nicholas

Pierre Emerick AubameyangBarcelona cannot afford a striker like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right now, Charlie Nicholas has said.

Charlie recently revealed that it is impossible for the Spanish club to achieve that and Manchester United is still not a bigger club than Arsenal.

According to him, only Liverpool and Manchester City are bigger than his current club at the moment, so any thoughts about joining the Red Devils will make no sense at this point.

He added that the fact that Barcelona and Real Madrid are also struggling for cash means the Gabonese might end up staying with the Gunners.

His words, “I do genuinely believe if I said to Aubameyang right now that there’s two in England that are bigger than Arsenal: there’s Liverpool and Manchester City.

“Does he really want to go and join Manchester United? Are they getting closer? My answer is ‘no’. I think Manchester City and Liverpool are still way out there.

“I don’t think Juventus are miles ahead, Barcelona are struggling for cash and I don’t think Real Madrid are so rich as what they were and what they want.

“So I’m finding that for one of the best strikers and certainly one of the best finishers in world football, I am very optimistic about him being in the red and white of Arsenal.”

On Aubameyang, “He’s right up there and that’s why I can see Real Madrid and Juventus looking at buying him because they’re all trying to do deals to sell off as they need some money – everybody needs it, Barcelona included.

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“Then they’re trying to work out who is cheaper and who is the best buy and because of Aubameyang’s age, people try to look at that number.

“At one stage if was suggested around £30 million for Aubameyang and I thought: ‘who put that number on him?! That’s ridiculous!'”