Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid in the future.
The Gabon international was named as the African Player of the Year in 2015 and has been in scintillating form in front of goal for Bundesliga powerhouses Borussia Dortmund over the last 12 months.
Aubameyang’s blend of speed and clinical finishing has seen him consistently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger thought to be a suitor of the sprightly attacker.
The Gunners fans have urged their club to purchase a world-class forward in their bid to become English champions for the first time since 2004, with the former St Etienne man surely fitting the bill.
However, Arsenal’s chances of bringing the Gabonese forward to North London have taken a blow with Aubameyang’s revelation that he is desperate to play for Real Madrid in the future.
“In 2014, just before the death of my grandfather, who was born in Avila 100 kilometres from Madrid, I gave him the promise to play one day for Real,” Aubameyang told L’Equipe, translated by Sky Sports.
“It’ll be complicated, but this (promise) is anchored to a corner of my heart.”