Merino: Aubameyang perfect for Real Madrid

Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vies with Porto´s Hector Herrera during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Porto in Dortmund, western Germany on February 18, 2016.   / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang has been termed a perfect fit for Real Madrid by his team mate, defender Mikel Merino. The defender’s sentiments come just hours before the German giants host Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Aubameyang, a Gabon international, was linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer and Merino feels with his quality, he’d have been a perfect match for the European champions.

Speaking to, Merino termed Aubameyang’s speed, movement on the pitch and finishing as great qualities that could make him a success at Real Madrid

“Aubameyang is a bullet! I knew it [before I was converted into a defender], but when you have to defend against him as centre-back, you can feel it much more.

“Not just because of his speed, but also for his good movements and his finishing. He’s a top player. Would he fit at Real Madrid? The strikers there need to score and make a difference. He does it.

“He would fit, of course. He is doing what Real Madrid ask to their strikers. I don’t know why he couldn’t play there.” He said.

Aubameyang has had a good start to the season and has been key to Borussia Dortmund’s surge as well.