14 Mar 2016

Anfield Update: 'Incredible' £77m goal-machine who'd happily 'join Liverpool' reveals future transfer plans

During the January transfer window, Spanish sports magazine Don Balon claimed that Liverpool were considering a 'dizzying offer' for £77m-rated Borussia Dortmund goal-machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but new developments over the weekend suggest that a move to Anfield in the summer remains extremely unlikely.

In October, a Dortmund 'source' claimed:

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

Sounds great, but over the weekend, though, Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel emphatically dismissed the possibility of a move:

"He [Aubameyang] has a long-term contract without any possibility to step out. A lot of clubs see his talent, but we want to develop our squad".

Of course, money talks, and if the price is right, Aubemeyang - hailed by Jurgen Klopp as an incredible player - will almost certainly leave, but probably not for grey, rainy Merseyside. When asked about his future today, Aubameyang told beIN Sports.

"Real Madrid? There is no agreement but I'd like to play in Spain and have good weather for once in my life!"

Good weather? That all but pulls the chain on any Liverpool deal! Merseyside has its qualities, but like most of the UK, nice weather 'aint one of them.

Liverpool targets like Aubemeyang, Reus, and Lewandowski - all signed by 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. 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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