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Rivaldo warns Barcelona over move for Arsenal’s Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. PHOTO: AFP

Brazil legend Rivaldo has questioned whether Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will fit into Barcelona’s system, writes metro.co.uk.
The Catalan club tried to sign the Gabon international in January and have retained their interest ahead of the summer transfer window.
Aubameyang is reportedly a cheaper backup option if the Spanish side can’t complete mega-money moves for PSG star Neymar and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
Former Blaugrana forward Rivaldo told Betfair: ‘Barcelona always looks for the best players available in the market and Aubameyang is obviously a great player who could be a boost for the club.
‘But other than simply signing a player, Barcelona must study if a certain player will fit into their current system, or if a transfer could end up forcing the new player to play in a different role, harming his own performance and potentially causing the team problems as well.
‘So, it’s crucial to analyse these factors carefully before making an offer to sign a player, as it isn’t just the taste of the president and board that should decide this kind of stuff.
‘You need to understand if the manager would approve of it and will have a space for the player in his system.
‘To fit on a new team’s system is crucial, so Barcelona must be aware of that all the time and ask: Would that player fit on Quique Setien’s system?’
Gabon’s FA president Pierre Alain Mounguengui told Aubameyang to aim for a club with ‘more ambition’ than Arsenal to progress in his career.
The 30-year-old has just a year left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, with no new developments on talks of a contract extension.

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