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Tottenham target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St. Etienne

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had no shortage of suitors this summer, but now it appears that Tottenham Hotspur are throwing their hats into the ring.

Michael Steele

As many know, Tottenham Hotspur are in desperate need of reinforcements at the striker position. We've been linked with pretty much every striker under the sun at this point, but now the Mirror is reporting that Tottenham have made an enquiry about St. Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon International enjoyed an excellent season for Les Verts scoring 21 goals in all competitions and has been attracting interest from a number of big clubs this summer.

The former AC Milan player has been linked with moves to Newcastle, Arsenal, PSG, Monaco, Fiorentina, Inter Milan, Roma, Anzhi Makhachkala, and several others. Aubameyang may represent a cheaper alternative to Christian Benteke, Mario Gomez, Leandro Damiao, and pretty much everyone else.

Aubameyang can play either as a wide forward or as a central striker. He played primarily this season as the central striker. If you're looking for a comparison, think of a ganglier Gareth Bale. They're about the same size, both pacy and powerful and both are adapting their game to play through the center of the pitch. Aside from his pace, which makes him an incredible asset on the counterattack, PEA's best asset is his positioning. He moves very well off the ball and often works his way into the channels in order to find space.

At only £10 million Aubameyang would be a steal. His wages would also be considerably less than many of the other strikers Tottenham are bing linked with. The main problem is that there is so much competition for his signature. Either of the other French teams could offer PEA much more money than Spurs could. When it comes down to it, Aubameyang is going to have his choice of places to play and it's going to be up to him where he goes next season.

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