According to reports in the English media, there is keen interest in Manchester from both the red and the blue half for the possibility of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund this summer.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are looking towards making offers for Aubameyang, who is likely to leave Dortmund this summer. According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Bundesliga side have slapped a hefty £60 million price tag on the striker from Gabon.
The 26-year-old was initially believed to have shown an inclination towards joining Arsenal, but the Gunners have since stepped up their interest in Jamie Vardy and eventually eased up on their attempts to sign the African striker. Aubameyang has constantly said in the media that he is happy at Dortmund, while also stating that he does not know what the future holds for him.
Dortmund, currently under the management of Thomas Tuchel, are facing a summer exodus as most of their key players have either departed already or are heavily linked to other clubs in Europe for more lucrative deals. Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan have already confirmed their departure by joining Bayern Munich and Manchester City respectively. With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus also strongly linked with moves to other clubs in Europe, it is of paramount importance that Dortmund don’t consistently sell off their star players if they are to challenge the firm grip Bayern Munich have on domestic competition.
Aubameyang could light up the Premier League
Having scored an impressive 39 goals this season, Aubameyang has caught the eye of all the big clubs in Europe who are looking to enhance their striking options. For Aubameyang, the year 2015 has also been a great year in terms of his involvement in the national team. He captained his country Gabon at the African Cup of Nations, where he managed to score 3 goals.
A striker who possesses lethal pace and acceleration along with the capability to score goals freely when in tune, Aubameyang can surely provide either of the Manchester clubs moments of pure brilliance that they need to win the fiercely competitive games that the Premier League has on a weekly basis.