Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the Bundesliga's standout performers in this season, netting an incredible 20 goals in 20 league appearances.
Such form has seen the Gabonese linked with a host of Europe's giants, with Manchester United reportedly planning to table a £60 million bid plus £200,000-per-week wages for him, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports suggest United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has identified the 26-year-old goal machine as their number one summer target.
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Aubameyang has flourished this season and his contributions have seen Dortmund improve immensely from last campaign, now sitting second in the table and eight points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich.
The German side finished seventh in 2014/15 and were in dire need of a consistent and clinical goalscorer - Aubameyang has been just that.
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Since Thomas Tuchel succeeded Jurgen Klopp in the Dortmund dugout last summer, the striker has been on a different level, not just in front of goal but his overall game play.
With the ball at his feet, Aubameyang is explosive - the sheer speed at which he dribbles and runs into space is perfectly suited not just to the Premier League, but to the style of play United were once renowned for and need to rediscover amidst their season of mediocrity.
The Gabon international's link-up play has also thrived and played a large role in his emergence as a world-class striker this season, making four assists.
Louis van Gaal’s side could undoubtedly do with Aubameyang's pace and energy given their struggle to carve and convert chances thus far. Whilst Anthony Martial has shown glimpses of brilliance, he's far from the finished product, whereas Wayne Rooney's time as a lone striker appears to be on the wane.
Having been labelled ‘boring’ this season, the Red Devils need a player of Aubameyang's flair to reinstate the exciting and attractive football once synonymous with Old Trafford, let alone United as a dominant force in the Premier League.
And given their vast riches, the 20-time league champions must not be put off by the prospect of paying £60 million for a player they ultimately need. Aubameyang would prove a wise investment, especially if his arrival sparked the beginning of a new era at the Theatre of Dreams.