Real Madrid agree deal in principle to sign Aubameyang – report

James Marshment
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Was once watched by West Brom

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The Gabon striker has been a long-term targets for big-spending Premier League clubs, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United all linked with the hitman at various stages last season.

Aubameyang had a stunning season for Dortmund last term, scoring 39 goals in 49 appearances – but he always admitted that Real Madrid were the one club he could leave Dortmund for.

And according to Spanish newspaper Marca, the striker could see his wish granted and have held preliminary talks to sign Aubameyang.

The report says Dortmund’s president Reinhard Rauball and sporting director Michael Zorc have laid out plans for the transfer – though there is some confusion over whether the deal will go through this window or next summer.

Marca claim the Dortmund star could delay his move to Real due to Alvaro Morata’s return from Juventus this summer.

And the 27-year-old has also set himself the target of outscoring Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski this season, having missed out on the Golden Boot to the Poland international last term.

The fee for Aubameyang is expected to be around the £70million mark, with Dortmund quoting former suitors Man City a then-British record fee for the striker when they enquired about him earlier this summer.