Aubameyang: Manchester City were in contact over a transfer

Aubameyang: Manchester City were in contact over a transfer 
The Borussia Dortmund attacker has admitted that he still wishes to move to Real Madrid, but a switch to Pep Guardiola's side might be a more realistic target for now

Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that talks were held with Manchester City over a potential summer transfer, though he says there was “nothing concrete”.

The Gabon international, who scored 39 goals in all competitions last season, has also confessed that there has been interest in his services from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

“It’s true, there was contact,” he told Onze when asked about summer links with City. “My father held talks with the club, but in the end there was nothing concrete.

“I think there was interest [from Real Madrid], but it was more distant so I didn’t get too carried away.”

Aubameyang has never hidden his love for the Bernabeu club but does not necessarily expect to be called by them.

“I was asked in interview: ‘What is the club of your dreams?’ I replied: ‘Real is the club of my heart and I made a promise to my grandfather to play there one day, I hope it will happen.’

“So it's just a target, I still have time. If they want me, they will come.”

Former Saint-Etienne man Aubameyang has also refused to entirely close the door on a return to France with PSG but suggested the Parc des Princes club are weaker than in the past.

“We’ll see. I found their summer transfer plans... let’s just say I expected that they would sign more players,” he said. “They’re still a big team and I think they’ll still be Ligue 1 champions this season. But there are one or two teams who could annoy them.

“At the end of my first season in the Bundesliga there was contact. And the next summer, too. In fact, almost every year. They took it poorly, it didn’t happen – that’s all I can say.

“I don’t especially want to return to France immediately. But it’s true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interesting for a player like me.”

Credit: GOAL