Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be set for sensational move to China after being disciplined by Borussia Dortmund over the weekend.
The Gabon star was left out of the squad for the trip to Stuttgart due to “disciplinary reasons”, putting potential suitors on red alert.
Manchester United and Arsenal have long purported to be admirers and their interest will inevitably be piqued, but TalkSport suggest that the 28-year-old could be set for a surprise move to China.
Guangzhou Evergrande and Tianjin Quanjin are said to be chasing the striker, with Quanjin having made a lucrative offer over the summer – believed to be £60 million with a £500,000 a-week salary for the player. Dortmund then snubbed the proposal, but in light of reported friction, might allow the star to leave.
Dortmund are in the midst of turbulent and dismal form: they were top of the Bundesliga upon Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking at Bayern Munich, but have since fallen to fourth after a number of poor results. Progression in the Champions League also looks unlikely.
Whilst it might seem like they need Aubameyang more than ever, letting him leave – for the sums that have been discussed – might be a good thing.
In a season which looks to have faded into irrelevance, Dortmund could seek to reinvest the money in a number of players and form a squad ready to push on next season.
Written by Michael Jones
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