Premier League Transfer News Roundup – January 2020

With the transfer window now open, some of the best players in Europe are looking for new clubs. Malek Shafei recaps the transfer news of Africans in the Premier League. This article will be updated as more news comes in.

January 1st

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:

Despite being handed the captain’s armband earlier in the season, it seems that the Gabonese striker is keen on a move away from the Emirates. His £56 million arrival two years ago has yielded many goals for Arsenal. But with Aubameyang refusing to extend his contract left (18 months left), Arsenal will want to cash in on him while his value is at it’s highest.

The three clubs that are chasing his signature are Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Inter Milan. The two Spanish clubs are looking to bolster their attack. Inter are anticipating the departure of breakout striker Lautaro Martinez, and are looking for PEA to replace and him.

Wilfried Zaha: 

Always linked with a move away from Crystal Palace, it appears that it might be another London club that captures his signature. Palace’s £80 million valuation of the Ivorian has kept off many clubs, and it seems that Chelsea will offer Olivier Giroud as part of the deal to lower the price.

When asked about the rumour of a bid being made, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard refused to declare his interest in the player. “I won’t talk about [Wilfried] Zaha because he’s not a player of ours. If we have to do business we’ll do it in the way that we see fit to try to make us better and that will be done behind closed doors as opposed to just announcing who we might want to bring in,” Lampard said after today’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.