La Liga: Five Spanish sides for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Lee Gormley | October 28, 2015
Aubameyang puts La Liga clubs on alert
Having enjoyed a sensational season so far for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, in-form frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has put La Liga clubs on red alert after outlining his intentions to eventually compete in Spain during his career.
The Gabon international is the Bundesliga’s joint-top scorer this term after netting 20 times in his last 17 games, and has recently been linked with a move to reigning European and Spanish champions Barcelona.
“Maybe one day I’ll leave to play in another league because my dream is to play in Spain,” stated the Black and Yellows hitman.
“The Premier League? Lots of people think that it would good for me but my Mum is Spanish and I really have that dream to play over there.”
Following the striker’s remarks, here are five La Liga clubs that Aubameyang could end up at in the near future.
Aubameyang has mentioned Real Madrid before himself, causing a frenzy of speculation and, with little competition currently at the Bernabeu for France international marksman Karim Benzema, the African attacker would be useful asset in the Galacticos ranks.
Now under the guidance of Rafael Benitez, Madrid are 9/2 with Coral to reclaim the Champions League trophy this season, and African reinforcements in the form of Aubameyang would certainly improve their chances of that wanted accolade.
Cristiano Ronaldo is nearing the latter stages of his career with Real and, with Gareth Bale potentially the successor to that star man title, Aubameyang could easily slot in among a talented trio of forwards. Watch this space.
Current Valencia forward and talented Spanish prospect Rodrigo was recently ruled out until next year, potentially up to three months in total, after suffering ligament damage to his left knee, and what better replacement than Aubameyang?
The goal scoring burden may now fall upon Paco Alcacer in the Los Che ranks, but the Spain international striker has been linked heavily with stuttering Premier League champions Chelsea. Dortmund’s sought-after finisher could arrive at the Mestalla Stadium as the club’s new attacking hope next year, potentially reviving domestic spirits and form.
Last campaign’s treble-triumphing side are without Lionel Messi through injury, while Brazilian superstar Neymar is being continuously linked with a move away from the Nou Camp, meaning Luis Suarez is now seen as pivotal to any success.
Barcelona are coping fine with Suarez leading their line, with the South American forward in sublime form, but Aubameyang could be seen as a long-term replacement for Neymar or back-up to other injured stars.
Samba star Neymar has been rumoured to desire a switch away from Barca in order to finally fulfil personal Ballon d’Or ambitions elsewhere, moving from under Messi’s towering shadow with the Catalans.
Similar to Atleti attacker and France international Antoine Griezmann, Aubameyang would join a long list of sublime forwards under Diego Simeone’s watch, as they look to mount another challenge on the country’s two dominant sides.
Alongside Griezmann, Luciano Vietto, Fernando Torres and Jackson Martinez, Aubameyang could become the final necessary cog in this potential title-winning Atleti machine. The Vicente Calderon outfit are 16/1 to claim the European Cup this term with their astute attacking options.
Another possible option for Aubameyang is Sevilla, with Unai Emery’s Sevillistas hoping to follow up their back-to-back Europa League triumphs with further success this term, and rampant recruits in January would help such a cause massively.
The likes of Fernando Llorente, Kevin Gameiro and Ciro Immobile would provide stern competition for the Gabon striker, but Dortmund’s dangerous sharpshooter has proved he has the ability to fire his way into any side, with more lucrative offers further up the La Liga table possibly more domestically attractive for this clinical African frontman.
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