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Borrusia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke Outlines Conditions for Aubameyang’s Sale

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has insisted that the club will only let its prized striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave if an “outrageous” offer is received.

The on-form Gabon national team captain has scored nine goals in his last five appearances to add to his tally by averaging a goal in every league game this season.

Aubameyang’s unbelievable performance both in the domestic and Champions league has put him on the radar of many big European teams with Real Madrid and Manchester City, already showing interest.

Speaking to Sport Bild about whether Dortmund has received any offer for the player, Watzke who clearly pointed out his desire to have one of Bundesliga’s prolific strikers stay at Signal Iduna Park said,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“As of yet, I have no information that suggests Auba will leave Dortmund.[/perfectpullquote]

“If we were to reach that point, we will sit down and listen to each other; we have a lot of respect for Auba and he deserves that.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“But there are not an awful lot of clubs that would be a step forward for him in my opinion. Either way, he will only leave Dortmund for an outrageous transfer fee if he does move.[/perfectpullquote]

“That being said, we hope that he will stay.”

The 27-year-old however, still has a contract with the Germany side running to 2020 which means the side has a right to ask for as much as they want to part with their lightening quick-paced forward.

Leading the race for his signature is Spanish Giants Real Madrid who the Gabonese striker openly confessed a desire to join if he’s to fulfill a promise he made to his grandfather.

With nine matches to go, Dortmund is third still trailing by 16 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, which might stir up Aubameyang’s desire to leave in search of trophies.

With his future unclear, Watzke is still confident Borrusia Dortmund will retain the services of its prized forward much longer.



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