Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was recently dethroned as BBC African Footballer of the Year by Mohamed Salah, has been pushing for a move away from current club Borussia Dortmund for some time.
The Gabonese international has been linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham and even Everton in the past few months, following a failed switch in the summer transfer window. The various clubs were not willing to pay the forward’s reported £70m price tag, and were hoping to return in January with much lower bids.
Dortmund however have decided to stand firm and firmly state that their star striker is not for sale in January, according to Sport Bild.
It is unsurprising that Aubameyang is in such high demand, considering how prolific he has been in Germany. The Gabon star has already bagged 12 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances this season, having netted a remarkable 31 times in the previous campaign.
Despite his consistent goal scoring return, Borussia Dortmund have been struggling mightily this year. They find themselves down in sixth position in the table, a whopping 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Losing Aubameyang midway through the season would make the club’s task to ascend the table even more challenging, and they will need his goals if they are to challenge for a Champions League spot.