Manchester City and Real Madrid have been given a boost in their quest to secure Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with The Manchester Evening News quoting the Gabonese forward as remaining open to a transfer.
27-year-old Dortmund forward Aubameyang has been in blistering form again this season, scoring 18 goals to date and leading the Bundesliga’s scoring charts, but the striker cannot shake-off the consistent speculation of a big-money exit from Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Aubameyang’s latest comments will add further fuel to the fire, after refusing to rule-out an exit when speaking to reporters after the club’s 4-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
“I don’t know if I will stay. I just think about playing good football right now. I want to give my best and win titles. I just think about the sport and nothing else. Last year I scored 18 goals before Christmas. I hope I can do better this year. But I also want to focus on the second half of the season.”
Aubameyang previously confirmed that his father held talks with Manchester City in the summer, which came to nothing, but the links are set to resurface at the end of the campaign, when Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid could also make a move.