Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s promise from 2016 sheds light on transfer plans amid Man Utd link

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become linked with a transfer to Manchester United after shock claims emerged from Italy.

Reports suggest the Gabon International would be open to a move to Old Trafford this summer as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who appears set to sign for Inter Milan.

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would likely snub any approach from Manchester United to sign their Golden Boot winner, while the price of the transfer alone could put the Red Devils off making a concrete offer for the forward.

Aubameyang has always remained tight-lipped over his future, amid claims Chinese Super League clubs were lining up to offer him a huge contract not too long ago.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become linked with a transfer to Manchester United
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But he has previously talked about his dreams and aspirations in football, name-dropping the team he would one day love to represent.

Fortunately for Arsenal – and unfortunately for Red Devils fans – it isn’t Manchester United.

Speaking to L’Equipe back in 2016, Aubameyang said: “Before he died two years ago I promised him that one day I would play for Real Madrid.

Aubameyang won the Premier League Golden Boot award last season
(Image: Getty Images)

“My grandfather was from Avila, not far from Madrid. It’s what I said to him. I know it’s not easy but it’s something I keep in mind.

“I celebrate my goals with a cartwheel in honour of Hugo Sanchez. I’ve seen many videos of him on the internet and I’ve been following him since I was a boy.”

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