The Red Devils have been informed of the availability of Borussia Dortmund prolific striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a Summer transfer move, but they must be ready to shell out £70million if they are to successfully land him, and more importantly, hope Real Madrid don’t pursue his services. Having identified the Gabon international as a prospective Summer signing and backup to a failed Robert Lewandowski bid, the Liga giants are keenly in the race to land him.
The Daily Mail revealed that a conclusion was made last week by the German club to offer him to Manchester United in order to cash in on him. At the moment, the 26-year-old with 36 goals in 42 overall appearances for club is the hottest striker available for sale, and the Red Devils are moving closer to a buy. The decision to land him wouldn’t be dependent on who is in the Old Trafford dugout next season as talks of United’s coach for next season continue to linger. Having had a dismal campaign that might likely see them score the least number of league goals in over a decade, the 5th-placed Manchester United no doubt need a proven finisher in front of goal for next season.
Vice President of the club, Ed Woodward is keen to land a marquee signing of a striker by Summer, and only 2 things stand between Aubameyang and an Old Trafford arrival: £70million and Real Madrid. A Champions League participation might also be influential on the player’s decision, and the 5th-positioned team must qualify for the competition if they are to get the chance of landing quality signings by Summer.