Juventus remain ‘unconvinced’ by Aubameyang as the Old Lady look to avoid a repeat of the lasting damage left by Ronaldo.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly one of three transfer targets identified by the Italian giants as they look to bolster their faltering forward line in January.
Having been stripped of captaincy and frozen out by Mikel Arteta, , Aubameyang appears to be on his way out of the Emirates with the Gunners reportedly keen to offload the Gabonese striker in the New Year.
Despite interest from Juventus, , it appears a potential deal could be skippered as a result of the Serie A side’s experience with another mega-money earning star name in Ronaldo.
According to reports, Aubameyang is one of three attacking targets, alongside ‘s Anthony Martial and Gianluca Scamacca. However Juve harbor doubts.
Reports in Italy suggest the Turin-based club remain unconvinced by the out-of-favor Arsenal frontman as they question whether he will fit in with the ‘football curriculum’ at the club.
Juve are believed to consider Aubameyang as solely a ‘penalty area striker’ and are leaning towards a more well-rounded forward who has more to offer.
The fresh doubts come shortly after comments were made by former Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon, who stuck the boot into ex-teammate Ronaldo for his impact on the team’s chemistry and style of play.
Despite Ronaldo hitting a staggering 101 goals in 134 games for the Serie A giants, Buffon became the latest former Turin teammate to question the United man’s legacy in Italy, claiming he damaged the team’s DNA.
Having witnessed Aubameyang’s recent misdemeanors from afar, it appears Juve are now in two minds as to whether to pursue a deal for the forward given the discord, he has created in the Arsenal camp.
As a result, Sassuolo Scamacca is believed to be Juve’s top target though they haven’t completely dismissed the chances of taking Aubameyang off Arsenal’s hands.
Juventus hope a new striker can help salvage their stuttering season as they currently sit fifth in Serie A, 12 points behind leaders Inter Milan, having struggled since Ronaldo’s departure.