Aubameyang says Real Madrid need to work harder to get him; PSG and Man City interested
Real Madrid and Florentino Perez will need to work very hard to get their latest Galactico target on board
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made it clear that Real Madrid are a dream club, but they will need to come for him, and it won’t be the other way round. He also revealed that the club had contacted his agents earlier this summer
"Real Madrid always has had a place in my heart. I promised my grandad that one day I would play for them, I hope it happens. It's just another milestone and I still have time to reach it. I'm not saying this to attract their interest. I hope I don't need to do that. If they want me, they'll come for me. If they don't, hard luck. But I know that contact was made". - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Onze Mondial magazine
The insanely fast Gabon striker has been in red-hot form over the past couple of seasons (25 and 16 goals in the last two Bundesliga seasons), and has attracted many suitors – but he remains a Dortmund player for now, despite interest from Real.,
Manchester City almost signed Aubameyang
Pep Guardiola's Man City may have been even more dangerous this season if they had got their way. Aubameyang revealed that he had almost signed for the Premier League leaders – imagine a strikeforce of Sergio Aguero and Aubameyang, with Kevin De Bruyne providing them chance after chance! Negotiations had apparently taken place, and the striker's father had even held talks with the club, but in the end, the deal fell through. It is understood that price was the main issue – with Dortmund holding out for an offer in the region of GBP 60 million.
Luckily for Dortmund, as it turns out. The striker has been on fire this season - his return of 5 goals in 5 Bundesliga games, and 2 in 2 UEFA Champions League games speaks for itself.
Not interested in Ligue 1, for now
As is their wont, Paris Saint Germain too wanted to sign one of the hottest properties in European football. In fact, they've contacted him and Dortmund over the last two summers, but the striker who started his career in Ligue 1 (with stints at Lille, Monaco, and Saint-Etienne) is not interested in a move back to France right now. He did not, however, rule out a move and said that as PSG are a club that aspires to win the Champions League, it is an attractive destination for players like him.
For now, Dortmund fans can breathe a sigh of relief as their start striker seems set to remain at the German club, and with the collection of supremely talented youngsters that they are putting together – the Yellow Wall may be cheering louder than ever this season