Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits PSG messed up bid to sign him from Borussia Dortmund

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If Robert Lewandowski did not feature in the Bundesliga, then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would undoubtedly be the most in demand forward in Germany.

Borussia Dortmund are just thankful that the 27-year-old has shown loyalty to the club, unlike Lewandowski did to BVB by joining their bitter rivals Bayern Munich, and come up with endless goals for Thomas Tuchel's side.

But with any world class forward who is consistently scoring a high number of goals, there is always going to be unwanted interest from Europe's biggest clubs.


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And, as reported by Goal, Aubameyang has revealed that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain made an official approach to sign the Gabon international this summer.

However, the Dortmund striker admits that the way PSG approached negotiations was always destined to fail - insisting the club should have spoken to his father instead of approaching the club directly.

"PSG were told to go through my father [who is also Aubameyang's agent]," said Aubameyang.

"But instead they bypassed him and spoke directly to the club who, inevitably, closed the door.

"The figure that PSG were willing to pay was far lower than Dortmund expected, so talks came to a stop quickly."

Aubameyang advice

The Dortmund striker even was willing to offer the Parisians some advice about how they handle their transfer business in the future.

"When there is just a team manager, it all plays out differently," Aubameyang added. "Maybe on this deal, things would have gone better if they had a sporting director."

And as Aubameyang has hinted in his comments, the Bundesliga outfit subsequently rejected their offer, with Real Madrid and Manchester City both reportedly having shown big interest in the French-born forward this summer.

Dortmund transformed striker

Aubameyang netted 25 goals for Dortmund last campaign, making it a massive 54 goals in the past three seasons having, surprisingly, made a slow start to life at the Westfalenstadion when he arrived at the club from Saint Etienne in 2013.

But the 27-year-old has seen his value rocket in the past two seasons, having broken a Bundesliga goalscoring record at the beginning of last campaign - netting seven goals in the first six games of the season.

The Gabon striker has previously been linked with a €70 million move to Real Madrid. But if PSG are to come back for Aubameyang in the future, they're bound to face tough competition from other clubs competing in the Champions League.

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