Mundo Deportivo report that Real Madrid will try to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January after deeming that there is a strong chance they could sign him due to the deterioration in relations between him and his current club, Borussia Dortmund.
They have been linked with multiple strikers such as Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane, but Florentino Pérez has decided that Aubameyang is the most suitable target.
The Gabonese striker has been in superb form this season with 20 goals in 22 appearances across all competitions as well as three assists. He was the top goalscorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals in 2782 minutes, so he was averaging a goal a game which is impressive.
Aubameyang looked to be moving away in the summer, but an offer never seemed to materialise even though there was plenty of interest. Dortmund appeared to be progressing initially under Peter Bosz. However, that soon fell apart and he was sacked. The club is attempting to salvage the season after a poor run of form, but it appears as if they are going backwards as a club especially because key players such as Ousmane Dembélé were sold in the summer.
This disappointment as well as the club’s humilitiating Champions League campaign means that Aubameyang wants to go somewhere else where there is a more realistic chance of winning silverware.
Real Madrid are looking for another top striker because of the misfiring Karim Benzema. They believe they need a proper No. 9 to lead the line because they are creating plenty of chances in games this season, but conversion is their major issue. These goalscoring issues have led to a lack of confidence in Zinedine Zidane’s methods, which has affected their fluidity and further exacerbated the problem.