Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he came close to joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, reports Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League following an impressive spell in France with St Etienne, but opted for a transfer to Germany.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was credited with an interest in bringing the Gabon international to White Hart Lane, but Aubameyang snubbed the north London club's advances, because he was unhappy with how the deal was progressing.
"Tottenham tried to sign me in June 2012," he was quoted as saying by The Sun. "But in the end everything became a bit weird.
"I didn't really like the way things were done. So, if Spurs ever came back in for me, I'd say no."
Aubameyang opted instead to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer, and has made an impressive start to life in the Bundesliga, with five goals in nine appearances.
Tonight, he returns to Champions League action, with Jurgen Klopp's side in England to play against Tottenham's local rivals Arsenal, at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Gunners are currently top of Group F, with a maximum six points from their opening two games, and victory over the 2013 finalists will give them a strong chance of progression to the knockout stages.
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