Bundesliga giants have confirmed that Premier League side Arsenal has made an approach and an enquiry for their star.
The 28-year-old striker has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, after a promise to his Real Madrid supporting grand-father. However, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in fine form for Dortmund, it looks like Los Blancos may end up losing out on the striker with Arsenal coming close to a move, and the Bundesliga side has confirmed that the Gunners have made an enquiry for the star.
With Arsenal’s prolific forward Alexis Sanchez deciding where he wants to go, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in a three-way battle for the Chilean, the Gunners have shortlisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his potential replacement. But with Manchester United leading the race for Sanchez, it looks like former Borussia Dortmund man Henrikh Mkhitaryan could move in the opposite direction.
However, despite that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger still want to strengthen their squad further and have thus according to reports offered a potential fee of €50 million as their first bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports from multiple sources, including German football magazine Kicker, the Mirror, and the Daily Mail.
In an interview, Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the Gunners have made an approach for the Gabon international. “I can confirm that there has been a first enquiry from Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.”
However, this comes despite and before Arsene Wenger went on to say, “Aubameyang no, nothing is happening. He can be left out of the Dortmund team for different reasons, certainly not for transfer reasons at the moment.
January has been difficult for us, destabilizing. We have had big players concerned with moving away which causes uncertainty,” he further added after Saturday’s victory.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have his faults but the Gabon international is a proven goal-scorer for Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old has 21 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions, including 13 goals in 15 appearances in the Bundesliga. And with Borussia Dortmund underperforming a move is more than possible with reports that the Gabon international has handed in a transfer request.