According to reports in Spanish newspaper As, Manchester United are ready to hijack Real Madrid’s bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The journal reports that although the Gabonese international has reached an economic agreement with the Spanish giants, the Red Devils are still confident they can persuade him to come to Old Trafford next season. The 26-year-old is one of Europe’s hottest properties after another scintillating season in the Bundesliga.
The player also stated in a recent interview, that he had made a promise to his grandfather that he would one day wear the shirt of Real Madrid, which automatically put Los Blancos in pole-position to get their man. With mystery still surrounding who will be in charge at Old Trafford next season, the club have began drawing up a list of top-class talent they want to try to tempt to the Premier League. A delegation from the club are also expected at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples tonight to observe Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain in action against Atalanta.