Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hinted that he may join Real Madrid in future to fill a promise he made to his late grandfather who was a huge fan of the Los Blancos.
The 26-year-old who is noted for his lightning pace and athleticism has scored 20 goals in just 18 appearances in all competitions during Thomas Tuchel’s stunning start to his spell as Dortmund head coach.
His form has alerted top clubs across Europe with Barcelona director Ariedo Braida pictured at Weserstadion today, where Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 3-1 and rumours have also linked him with Jurgen Klopp’s reunion at Liverpool but the player seems to have a clear-cut idea of where he wants to play next.
“I can tell you now, I’m here, I signed until 2020 but it is true that I dream of playing in Spain,” he told Telefoot.
“The truth is that my grandfather passed away a year ago and I made him a promise to play in Spain one day – and he was a fan of Real Madrid.”
Aubameyang believes that he has proven his doubters wrong with his impressive goalscoring form at Borussia Dortmund after he was unceremoniously sold by AC Milan.
He added:”It’s true that defenders are inevitably asking themselves more questions. “Everyone who thought Aubameyang knew nothing aside from running or athletics was wrong. Since I was young I have been programmed to score goals.
“It’s something I really want to do, to be one of the greatest. Ronaldo and Messi are capable of scoring three goals, and then another four in the next game.”