Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang was one of the Real Madrid targets for the summer. However, the Borussia Dortmund striker won’t play in La Liga the next season and it’s very likely that he ends up playing in France.
According to the German newspaper Bild, Aubameyang is very close to sign a new contract with French giants PSG. The African player will join the French club for a three year contract, earning €14M for each season. The salary would be much higher than his current one, €8M in Germany.
Aubameyang’s dream was to play at Real Madrid. He said it several times, even when Borussia Dortmund visited Santiago Bernabéu early this season in the Champions League because his grandfather was a strong Real Madrid fan. However, according to Bild, the player has understood that the signing is very difficult, so he’s looking to move to somewhere else.
Patrick Kluivert, currently working for PSG, has already met Aubameyang and the agreement would very close to be sealed. The French club would pay around €60M or €70M to Borussia Dortmund. AC Milan were also interested in the striker but the fact that the team won’t play the Champions League the next season was very important.
PSG were also having a close eye on Alexis Sánchez, but the price of the Chilean striker would be even higher, so they’ve chosen Aubameyang to lead the attacking line next season together with Edinson Cavani. Actually, how the Uruguayan and the Gabonese would fit together is the big question mark in this operation.
PSG are finishing a terrible season in the first year under the management of Unai Emery. They were knocked out of the Champions League by a shocking 6-1 defeat at Camp Nou and they won’t win the title in the Ligue One, because Monaco have a very good advantage in the end of the season. Therefore, the team needs to go again to the market and reinforce the squad with the goal of fighting for the Champions League next year.