Christmas may have come early for the Premier League fans after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s international manager Jorge Costa revealed that the striker is nearing a transfer move this summer.
Costa was speaking with Goal.com where he said: “Aubameyang has asked not to be selected [for the national team] because he is changing clubs.”
When a person of that much authority and information says something like this we must stand up and take notice. Aubameyang is currently amongst the top-5 strikers in the game and will command a fee of £70million if he is to quit Dortmund this summer.
With likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid linked with a move for the Gabon International, it is only a matter of time before the 26-year-old quits Signal Iduna Park and signs for a new club.
He enjoyed a sensational 2015/16 season scoring 39 goals in 46 appearances for Dortmund. His pace and finishing abilities make him an outstanding option for any team he signs for next.
Who are the favorites to sign Aubameyang?
Despite getting linked with almost every top club in Europe, Real Madrid could end up snapping the dazzling attacker. According to ESPN, striker had promised his grandfather once that he would one day play for Real Madrid, come what may.
Perhaps that is the motive he has carried in his heart all these years before going on to become one of the most feared players in the world. A move to Madrid would make sense now specially with Karim Benzema’s uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu.
Benzema has been a subject of intense criticism ever since his involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena’s sex tape incident and he is seemingly heading towards Old Trafford to team up with his former manager Jose Mourinho.
Funny I should mention United as they will be the second favorites to sign Aubameyang as Mourinho needs a new striker who knows how to score consistent goals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as well, but his age presents a problem while Aubameyang seems to be the ideal fit given his playing style and work ethic.
Regardless of whichever club Aubameyang ends up signing for, it will be the costliest transfer of the 2016 summer transfer window, unless Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Neymar decide to make a move.