REAL MADRID

Aubameyang awaits a call from Real Madrid

Los Blancos are still concerned about Benzema’s lengthy injury and the Dortmund striker is keen on a move to the Bernabéu.
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Aubameyang awaits a call from Real Madrid
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Real Madrid’s concern over Karim Benzema’s lengthy spell on the sidelines continues and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player Madrid have been monitoring since March, is reported to be keen on a move to the Bernabéu. The French-born Gabonese striker’s eye-catching 2015-16 season, where he scored 39 goals in 49 games, impressed Real coach Zinedine Zidane.

Nevertheless, the German club are not keen to strengthen their Champions League group stage rivals, and reports in Germany claim that Dortmund would not sell their goalscorer for less than 100 million euros, with the deal only likely to go through if the player pushes for a move.

Interest in the Spanish capital has been raised further by Aubameyang’s impressive start to this campaign, scoring two goals in Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz and challenging Bayern striker Lewandowski by tweeting “The race is on” after the Polish striker scored a hat-trick on the same weekend.