Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly informed the Bundesliga club of his desire to join Real Madrid in the future when the time comes to leave the Signal Iduna Park. Marca’s report says that negotiations are not yet at a serious stage.However, based on the positive relationship between the two clubs, a deal could be reached soon.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: The Dortmund Winger
French-born Gabonese professional footballer who plays for the German club Borussia Dortmund and the Gabon national football team. He is known for his speed, having clocked 30 metres in 3.7 seconds, and his capability of playing as a forward or a winger. Having signed for Dortmund in July 2013, Aubameyang has improved his goal scoring record in each of the three seasons with the team, tallying 39 goals in 46 appearances last season and is off to a good start in the new season scoring twice in the league opener. The Gabonese international scored a relatively 16 in his debut campaign for Dortmund, but then took that to 25 in 2014/15, before plundering 39 in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel last season. The 27-year-old has already scored twice in just one Bundesliga appearance so far this season.
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Aubemeyang’s transfer to Madrid:
The Pro: An Insanely pacey front three combination with Ronaldo and Bale
Real Madrid already possess two of the fastest footballers in the planet today in form of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Incase of Aubemeyang’s possible signing, a front three with the Gabonese pairing up with the two Madrid stars might just be the making of the fastest attack force in the football world today. Aubemeyang could definitely fill in the role of a left-winger with Bale on the right and Ronaldo playing out in front as the talisman. If this transfer is seen to the end, perhaps the world will witness the most lethal counter-attacking trio in the history of the game.
The Con: Another additional attacker on Madrid’s roster
Real Madrid have already got a host of players to play upfront apart from the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema. Youngster Asansio has already impressed head coach Zinedine Zidane in the first couple of games and striker Alvaro Morata was called back from Juventus this season as well. Adding to that, benched attacking-midfield prospects in the form of James, Isco and Kovacic will make decisions hard for the veteran French footballer when it comes to choosing a squad prior to a big match. Under the circumstances, Aubemeyang’s transfer might again see another young player sit out the games at the Bernabeu and then eventually leave the club dissatisfied.
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The motivation for Aubemeyang’s move comes from the fact he promised his grandfather he would play for the Spanish team one day and as he enters his late twenties, the time for such a move is sooner rather than later.
With only a single day left before the transfer window deadline closes, the prospects of the transfer seem really uncertain. Combined with the fact that Dortmund would have little to no time to identify and bring in a suitable replacement, and the player himself criticising speculation of a move this summer already, Aubameyang won’t be a Real Madrid player before the end of the month.