Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he will only leave Dortmund if Real Madrid come calling
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future has more or less been decided. There were several clubs who were after him including Manchester City but he’s set his heart on playing for only one other club other than his current one and that is Real Madrid.
Aubameyang took his game to another level last season scoring 25 times in the league falling five short of top scorer Robert Lewandowski. The forward was leading the race for the golden boot halfway through the season but Lewandowski hit a rich vein of form and blew his competition away.
But he’s still one of the most sought after strikers in the market. Arsenal were linked with him in January and now Pep Guardiola is also reportedly interested in bringing the Gabonese international to the English Premier League.
But the striker himself has quashed any possibility of a move to England after declaring his love for Real Madrid in an interview with German TV station ZDF. “Only Real Madrid would be able to get me out of Borussia Dortmund,”
The 27-year-old was quick to bring us back to reality, saying that right now there is no real move on the cards. “That's the reality, but right now there's nothing at all.” Madrid’s rivals Atletico were also linked with the star but he was quick to deny those reports as well. “It's not correct or true. It's for the best that this matter is closed quickly.”
Earlier this year, the striker had explained how he had made a promise to his grandfather that he would one day play for Real Madrid if he got the chance. “My childhood dream was to play for Real Madrid. Before he (his grandfather) died two years ago I promised him that one day I would play for Real Madrid,” Aubameyang said.
So this ends Guardiola’s hopes of getting his man but he is still after the signing of John Stones from Everton with the young defender apparently telling his club he wants out. City will have to pay £50 million to get their man but like in the past money should be no roadblock for them.
As for Madrid. Zidane might be content with his current personnel but if Florentino Perez decides he wants the forward then the Spanish Giants might bring out their fat chequebook once again.