Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund is one of the most sought after strikers in world football today. La Liga club Atletico Madrid are the latest one to declare their interest in the French-born Gabonese player, at least that’s what the striker’s father claims.
“Interest from Atletico? Yes, and many other teams. He’s contracted with Borussia for four more years so we mustn’t speak about it, but of course [teams] are watching him for what he did last season.” Aubameyang’s father told AS, via Football ESPANA.
When asked about his reactions regarding moving to Spain, the 27-year-old striker said that he doesn’t know anything about it yet. However, he’ll see about it in the future.
The man from Laval, France made 31 appearances for Dortmund in the Bundesliga last season in which he scored an amazing total of 25 goals. He has a shot accuracy of 56% and created a total of 29 chances for the club, five of those were assists. He also appeared 10 times in the Europa League, netting in 8 goals and creating 9 chances, according to Squawka.com.
Aubameyang was also asked regarding last season’s Champions League final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. On this question the striker’s reply was that the match was exciting and all the players of both the teams played great.
Atletico are not the only foreign club interested in signing the striker. English Premier League giants’ Manchester City and Arsenal are also trying their best to capture the player. However, with a $79 million price tag and his recent desire to play in Spain, a transfer to the Premier League looks unlikely at the moment, according to Daily Mail.
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