Arsenal have been instructed to supply Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘performance-based’ contract amid fears the ahead will go away the Emirates.
Gunners captain Aubameyang was nameless in his facet’s 3-Zero defeat to Manchester City on the Etihad because the Premier League season resumed following its enforced three-month hiatus.
The Gabon worldwide is about to enter the ultimate 12 months of his Arsenal contract, and instructed in a frank interview with Telefoot that he would not signal recent phrases until he’s satisfied Arsenal can be aggressive subsequent season.
Manager Mikel Arteta is eager to maintain Aubameyang out of the clutches of Barcelona – however faces a job to persuade his prime scorer to remain, with Arsenal languishing in ninth place within the Premier League after enjoying their recreation in hand on the perimeters above them.
And Arteta has been warned that any new deal for the 31-year-old should hyperlink renumeration to outcomes.
The recommendation comes from former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan, who says Arsenal could be extending Aubameyang’s take care of a view solely to short-term success because the ahead approaches the autumn of his profession.
“If the market pays players like this player with his ability £250,000 a week, whether that’s right or wrong is irrelevant, that’s what you’ve got to pay somebody if you want to retain their services,” Jordan instructed TalkSPORT.
“The solely problem for Arsenal is that he would don’t have any financial resale worth [if he signed a new deal]. They can’t promote him for something.
“If he indicators one other two or three-year contract, they received’t be signing a participant to not solely obtain issues within the short-term but additionally make some cash off once they come to promote him additional down the road, they’d be merely be saying ‘we pay money now to get some short-term success, because that’s what Mikel Arteta wants’.
“I would do something footballers don’t like to do, which is make the offer performance-related.
“I would be saying to Aubameyang: ‘You want £250,000 a week? I tell you what, I’ll give you £300,000 a week if you score X amount of goals’.
“Let’s make this about you, let’s make it about your achievement, let’s make it about your particular person return’.
“But players often want guarantees, and then the bonuses on top. It’s about finding the middle ground.”
Aubameyang has scored 20 targets this season, 17 of them within the Premier League. He has additionally been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, in addition to Barcelona.
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