I promised my grandfather I would play for Real Madrid, says Dortmund...

I promised my grandfather I would play for Real Madrid, says Dortmund star

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hinted he might join Real Madrid next summer.

In an interview for beIN Sports, the 26-year-old was clear about the rumours that have linked him with a move to the Spanish capital: “Real Madrid? There is no agreement but I promised my grandfather I would play there one day. Why wouldn’t I want to discover new things? As I’ve said several times, I’d like to play in Spain and have good weather for once in my life.”

According to the latest Real Madrid transfer news, Los Blancos have already reached an agreement with the Gabon international. Dortmund have claimed that the striker is going nowhere, but the footballer seems to think otherwise.

Aubameyang joined Borussia Dortmund three years ago from French side Saint Etienne. He was Robert Lewandowski’s back-up at the start, but he has become a guaranteed starter thanks to his goals. This season, he has scored 33 goals in 39 appearances for the Germans. Thanks to that, Dortmund sit second in the Bundesliga table, only five points behind reigning champions Bayern Munich.