Fortunately for Liverpool fans, David Sullivan has declared his interest in signing Christian Benteke, which in turn could make room for Jürgen Klopp to splurge on Roma midfielder, Leandro Paredes. The bad news for Liverpool fans comes from Borussia Dortmund interest in Mario Götze. And they just may be able to afford him considering Manchester United are believed to have held private talks over transferring Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’ll make a perfect stand-in for Rooney. The 26-year-old has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe.
The Red Devils are up against Real Madrid and Arsenal who have made the striker their top priority for the summer. Short of a 20-goal-a-season, Arsenal have a rumoured expenditure of £200m on incoming transfers, providing stiff competition to Manchester United for the forward’s signature.
If rumours are true, United have already reached out to Aubameyang’s representatives surrounding his availability for the summer. Earlier this season in Kicker magazine, the Gabon striker had said that he is content at Dortmund as they “accept me for who I am.” Considering how much they are prepared to pay for Aubameyang these remarks may be swiftly disremembered with a potential offer of over £60m. United are ready to pay large for Aubameyang and are prepared to give the striker a wage packet worth £200,000-a-week.
However, a promise to his grandad may just lead Aubameyang to play for Real Madrid rather than the Premier League giants. Although there is no official deal in place just yet he told beIN Sports “I promised my grandad I’d play there one day”.
United will need to do well in the transfer market if they want to recover from this season. It is clear that the club needs to sign a reputable, prolific player in order to restore glory. Aubameyang would be a great signing seeing that throughout all competitions this season he has an impressive 32 goals in 40 games. They believe with their worldwide status they have the capacity to make the striker a standout amongst the most popular African players ever. Nonetheless, Dortmund has insisted that Aubameyang is not for sale.