Chinese Side Shanghai SIPG Ready to Break the World Transfer Record for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might be joining the long list of Football Stars flooding the Chinese Super League, and could be set to break both the transfer and wage records in the process.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Chinese side Shanghai SIPG have reportedly tabled a world-record bid of €150m (£127m) for Borussia Dortmund‘s in-demand striker that would earn him a net salary of around €41m-a-season in wages.
Gazzetta dello Sport also claims that Aubameyang will be offered wages of around £675,000 a week, which would make him the world’s highest paid football player ahead of Carlos Tevez, who recently penned a £615,000-a-week deal with SIPG’s rivals Shanghai Shenhua last month.
The 27-year-old Borrusia Dortmund striker has been previously linked to Manchester City and Real Madrid but none of the above teams can match SIPG’s €150m offer.
Aubameyang has been phenomenon this season scoring 22 goals in 21 games for Dortmund this season. He also led Dortmund in the champions League helping them finish top of the table ahead of Champions Real Madrid.
SIPG is managed by former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas and already brought in playmaker Oscar in a £60m deal from the Blues this transfer window.
Chinese Super League sides have been on massive spending sprees in an effort to make China a global football superpower.
In recent weeks alone, Axel Witsel turned down Juventus and other big European teams to move to China. Other surprise transfers included Brazilian midfielder Oscar who moved from Chelsea, and former Manchester City Captain Carlos Tevez who joined from his childhood team Boca Juniors.
With all these moves going against all odds to happen, it makes us wonder, could Aubameyang be the next big name heading to China. Watch the space as we keep you posted on this story as it unfolds.
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