Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the target of several giant clubs but no offer has been received by the Bundesliga side and they are growing more and more impatient over the situation, as reported by ESPN FC.
The 28-year-old explosive striker has been set available for a transfer in excess of €70 million. Several clubs like Tianjin Quanjian and Paris Saint-Germain have pulled out of the deal.
As of recently, it is only AC Milan and Chelsea that looked to be the most realistic destination for Aubameyang but those two clubs are yet to make a bid for the Gabonese striker and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is not really happy with the situation.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in an interview with German media Die Welt at the weekend:
We have nothing on the table so far. We will wait a few more days, but not for much longer.
Bild reported that Watzke has set the deadline by 26th of July that the future of the 28-year-old striker who won Die Torjägerkanone in Bundesliga last season must be settled in whichever way possible.
We told Auba that if he wants to move on at one point and has a club that is prepared to meet our conditions, he should come to us and we’ll talk about it — but we also told him that there is a certain timeframe for it,
This is due to the fact that the German club have to find an ideal replacement for their star striker and it would take some time to do that. Kasper Dolberg, Inaki Williams, and Olivier Giroud have been linked with Die Schwarzgelben but Borussia Dortmund director of football Michael Zorc may well have other names in his mind.
Der BVB could earn at least five times the fee they paid for him when he came to the club from Saint-Etienne 4 years ago, but they are still hoping that the Gabon international would stay at Westfalenstadion.
“We’d need to replace him, which would in any case be somewhere between difficult and impossible. I’d prefer that he stayed here.”
In this case, we could perhaps be seeing some progress or not at all regarding Aubameyang’s transfer move, but the decision has been made and both parties have to do their business quickly if they are going to get the deal done.