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Ligue 1: The Summer Of Truth For Paris Saint-Germain Begins

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) on May 27, 2017, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

With Unai Emery set to resume duties as manager of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, the most important summer in Emery’s managerial career at the Parc des Princes awaits. Antero Henrique is expected to begin his role as the sporting director for the club, and a number of transfers are in the works. One of those transfers is that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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After the acrimonious departure of Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund are in the middle of a rebuilding project, and it looks certain that Aubameyang, the Gabonese international, will want out of a heaping mess at BVB. Aubameyang has Ligue 1 experience playing with Saint-Etienne, but this time, his role in the midfield will make him vital to making Emery’s 4-3-3 pop and sing. ESPN’s Jonathan Johnson writes…

Aubameyang looks likely to be PSG’s first big-money signing of the summer. The proposed acquisition of the 27-year-old is a big statement from the recently deposed former Ligue 1 champions, who have been lacking in attack since Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Manchester United on a free transfer last summer. Edinson Cavani has found his feet once again up top and is firmly back among Europe’s elite strikers after a stellar campaign — 49 goals across all competitions — but outside of the Uruguay international, there is little depth through the middle.

Considering his reputation, the number of clubs interested in him and the fact that he was recently crowned Torjagerkanone (an accolade bestowed on the division’s top scorer) in the Bundesliga after another prolific season at Westfalenstadion, Aubameyang would be a statement move from PSG.

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Aubameyang’s signing will no doubt coincide with the possible departures of the inconsistent and embattled Angel di Maria, and the longtime veteran Lucas Moura. Jean Michael Seri is another player that the Parisians are looking to swoop. With Seri in the midfield, Nice were one of a few teams that went unbeaten against PSG and Seri’s presence as a provider will form a strong combination with Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot. Paris are looking to also look for the signatures of at least two Premier League players, including Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur.

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