5 Jan 2016

Anfield Mega-deal: Liverpool plan 'dizzying' offer for 'incredible' €60m attacker with 90 goals/assists in 122 games

Earlier this season, Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted that he'd be interested in signing for Liverpool, and according to new reports, Liverpool are preparing humungous offer for the the coveted striker.

According to a report in Spanish sports magazine Don Balon:

* Jurgen Klopp is set to make a move for Aubameyang during the January transfer window.

* Liverpool chiefs are preparing a 'dizzying offer' to seal the deal.

When asked this week about Aubemeyang's future, BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke made it clear that Dortmund are not dependent on any one player:

"We are not dependent on anyone. When Lewandowski left, we found [solutions] and he [Aubameyang] even has three more goals than Lewa".

Aubameyang appears to open to a transfer. Indeed, in October, a Dortmund 'source' claimed:

"An offer to join Liverpool now Jurgen [Klopp] is there would be an attractive proposition [for Aubameyang]"

If Liverpool want Aubameyang, the club is going to have to break the bank to seal the deal, and according to some alleged 'inside information' from German newspaper SportBild, Dortmund will not sell for anything less than €60m (!)

Some info about Aubameyang:

* Nicknamed 'Spiderman' as he often dons a Spiderman mask after scoring goals.

* St.Etienne: 68 goals/assist in 96 apps for (Goal/assist every 115 mins)

* Dortmund: 90 goals/assists in 122 apps (Goal/assist every 97 mins)

* This season: 33 goals/assists in 27 games (Goal/assist every 67 minutes)

* Jurgen Klopp's assessment: “His [Aubameyang's]  pace is incredible and he’s also technically strong. He is a great player and we are very pleased with him.”

* Most importantly, Aubemyang has missed just six games through injury in the last three years.

Obviously, players like Aubemeyang, Reus, and Lewandowski (another alleged LFC target) are amongst the most coveted players in Europe, but Jurgen Klopp signed all three players, so that will surely give the Reds an advantage in any negotiation.

Even with the presence of Klopp, though, it's unclear why Aubemeyang will leave Dortmund, who are currently second in the Bundesliga, and on course for Champions League qualification. From Reus, Gundogan, Hummels, and Mkhitaryan to Lallana, Firmino, Benteke, and Can?

Hardly enticing, is it? Additionally, according to Watzke, the Bundesliga has another major advantage over the Premier League:

"We do not have as much money as the Premier League, but we have other things to offer. For example our players were able to celebrate Christmas."

Do Liverpool have a cat's chance in hell of signing Aubameyang?

Author: Jaimie K


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