You could say the 27-year-old has had one of the best 18 months of his career in Germany. No doubt Dortmund would be looking for any less than £70M for his services. It’s hard to say there are not many clubs with this financial support to land the Gabon international. Two of the best to certainly fit this amount of bill for Aubameyang are Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Both would certainly be happy to spend on the world’s best attacking talent to reach for the summit of club football.
Aubameyang – Real Madrid either PSG?
One of the best key qualities of Aubameyang is undoubtedly his goal scoring ability along with his extraordinary pace. Aubameyang is, however, a very different player to either Benzema or Morata, with much of their work coming from outside the box. Under Thomas Tuchel, the team is built around a strategy of getting the ball to Aubameyang in good goal scoring opportunities. Yet that would not be the case in Spain.
Benzema’s role at Madrid is therefore much more complex than being an out-and-out goalscorer. He is often charged with coming deep to collect the ball with his back to goal, often looking for Ronaldo, rather than the goal, when in the box. Another reason the Spanish giants are favorites to win the race is they are his dream club, stated by Aubameyang.
Signing Aubameyang would require a total change of system for Zinedine Zidane and his team. Mainly his strength lies in profiting from others’ hard work rather than putting in the graft himself. Benzema’s play creates space for the likes of Ronaldo and Bale. Aubameyang would want to take up these positions himself.
When Zidane’s team do play on the counter attacking game, the partnership of Bale and Aubameyang would be electric.
Now if we talk about Paris Saint-Germain
If we talk financially PSG is second favorites after Real Madrid to land the big bid for the Dortmund star. Boss Unai Emery has endured a difficult start in his League 1 career, a competition in which PSG have grown accustomed to winning in recent years.
There are many similarities to their attacking philosophy and Dortmund’s. Aubameyang is currently supported by a wealth of creative talents such as Mario Gotze, Marco Reus and Ousmane Dembele. It is a similar set-up at PSG. Here it is Lucas Moura, Angel Di Maria and now Julian Draxler who are charged with getting the ball to Edinson Cavani in a goalscoring position. The Uruguayan striker is often mocked for his finishing ability with the ball at his feet. But he has given an impressive performance so far, a fantastic return at any level. His key skill is his movement off the ball, so adept at getting himself into a goal scoring position
A move to the French league would have the marksman to focus on doing what he does best – scoring goals. Cavani’s record, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s before him, agrees to the fact that PSG is a fantastic club to play for if a high goal tally is a top priority. Replacing a striker in Cavani for such a sum may not be the best business decision. Whilst on a footballing level PSG seems a good fit, there is always the question of whether moving to the Ligue 1 team is something of a waste of talent considering just how comfortable they have been domestically in recent years. The emergence of Nice and Monaco this season means that this is no longer the case. So one could argue that PSG’s own struggles could end up helping them in the transfer market as Ligue 1 looks a more competitive competition.