3 Feb 2016

€100m MegaDeal? Boss admits 'incredible' goal-machine who'd happily 'join Liverpool' may leave 'if an offer comes in'

During the January transfer window, Spanish sports magazine Don Balon: claimed that Liverpool were considering a 'dizzying offer' for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and according to BVB Chief Hans-Joachim Watzke, that's exactly what it will take for BVB to sell the coveted attacker.

A week ago, Watzke insisted that Aubemeyang will cost at least €100m, and when asked this week about Liverpool's interest, he appeared to reiterate that view:

“If an offer comes [for Aubemeyang], then we need to discuss it. If it should go into the hundreds of millions, then we need to talk to the player".

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]"

Clearly, FSG will have have to break Liverpool's transfer record to seal the deal, though in this case, Aubemeyang - hailed by Jurgen Klopp as an incredible players - is arguably worth it.

Liverpool targets like Aubemeyang, Reus, and Lewandowski - all signed by Jurgen Klopp - are amongst the most coveted players in Europe, and the prevailing view seems to be that the Reds will have an advantage when it comes to transfer negotiations.

In reality, I doubt that will prove to be true.

Aside from their usual greed, top players want to challenge for the biggest trophies, and after mixing it with Reus, Lewandowski, Mkhitaryan, Gundogan et al, I can't see Aubemeyang chomping at the bit to to play alongside comparative dross like Lallana, Can, Origi, and Milner.

In any event, with the famously frugal Klopp at the helm, spending €100m on a single player seems unlikely, and it shouldn't be an option anyway.

Seriously, are we to believe that the Reds can't find a decent striker in world football for less than €100m? If that's the case, then the scouting department is not fit for purpose, and should be disbanded forthwith.

Author: Jaimie K


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