Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang told French paper L’Equipe in an interview that he was dreaming of playing for Real Madrid when he was boy. But that is nothing Borussia Dortmund fans have to worry about yet.
“My childhood dream was to play for Real Madrid,” the forward was quoted.
“My Grandfather was from Avila some 110 kilometres away from Madrid. In 2014, before he passed away, I promised him that I would play there. I realise that it will not be easy, but is always in the back of my mind,” Aubameyang explained.
“I watched a lot of Hugo Sanchez videos when I was still a child. The somersault I sometimes do to celebrate a goal is a homage to him.”
But Borussia Dortmund fans don’t have to be worried that their start striker, whose contract is valid until 2020 leaves at the end of the season. Even if outrageous offers fly in, the club has no reason to sell the Gabonese forward anytime soon.
While chances are that Aubameyang will eventually leave to play for one of the big clubs in Spain he is feeling very comfortable in Dortmund, playing the best season of his life having scored 30 goals in 32 games in all competitions for the Black and Yellows.
For now Ilkay Gündogan leaving the club in the summer is a more serious worry for Borussia Dortmund. The German international is yet to renew his deal, which will run out in 2017, and has prominent suitors from Europe’s elite.