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Aubameyang: "Madrid? I've said I'd like to go to Spain..."

The Borussia Dortmund forward gave an interview to BeIN Sports: There is no agreement but… I promised my grandfather I would play there one day."

Aubameyang: "Madrid? I've said I'd like to go to Spain..."
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not rule out a move to Spain in the future during an interview with beIN Sports’ French channel. Speaking on the program Club de Dimanche, the Borussia Dortmund forward and reigning African player of the year talked about his family and his career. Aubameyang, who plays for Gabon, was born in France but ruled out a return to Ligue 1, where he has previously turned out for Dijon, Lille, Monaco and Saint-Étienne: “PSG? That’s not my objective. I can’t say anything else about it. I can’t see any reason to go back to France when I left three years ago. Real Madrid? There is no agreement but… I promised my grandfather I would play there one day. Why wouldn’t I want to discover mew things? As I’ve said several times, I’d like to play in Spain and have good weather for once in my life [laughs]…”

Although Aubameyang has a contract at the Westfalenstadion until 2020, AS revealed on March 11 that an agreement has been struck for the player’s transfer to the Bernabéu. Dortmund value Aubameyang at 100 million euros, a price that Real Madrid will be eager to negotiate down. Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of the 26-year-old, who has scored 33 goals in 39 games this season.

Aubameyang has stated his intention to play in Spain before and he has family ties to the Iberian peninsula, his mother hailing from Ávila. Now the ball is in Madrid’s court. Dortmund will not readily part with their star striker and it remains to be seen if Real can make an offer tempting enough to persuade the Bundesliga club to do business.