Real Madrid are in the market for a new striker in January and a transfer bid For Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is imminent. Club president Florentino Perez was going to hold out until the summer to make a marquee signing but his plans have been fast-tracked, according to reports in Spain.
Perez was rumoured to want a player in the same class as Inter’s Mauro Icardi, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski or Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane but a deal for any of that trio now looks unlikely. There have also been some younger names on the radar but Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner are deemed to be lacking in experience.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in his prime at 28 years of age but is becoming disillusioned with life at Borussia Dortmund. His side are regularly playing second fiddle to Bayern in the BundesLiga and have been woeful in the Champions League this season. To compound matters, he has recently been fined for being late to a training session. With relations between BVB and the Gabon international at an all time low, a £60m bid is being prepared to test their resolve.
Aubameyang Is A Proven Goalscorer
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, then you’ll know all too well that Real Madrid’s forwards haven’t exactly been firing this season. Things have been looking up recently but here we are in December, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema having just six La Liga goals between them. Los Blancos are regularly dominating games but are not able to get the goals needed to win and it is costing them dearly.
After brief spells at numerous clubs in Italy and France, Aubameyang made a name for himself at St Etienne where his league goals returned double figures in both of his final seasons at the Ligue 1 club. That rate of scoring has continued at Borussia Dortmund and he’s topped 20 BundesLiga goals in each of his last two seasons.
His 2017-18 statistics read 12 goals in 14 league games and 20 goals in 22 matches in all competitions. If the move goes ahead and that kind of form can be replicated, then Real Madrid will be onto a good thing with Aubameyang.