According to recent reports, the bidding for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is heating up between Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Tianjin Quanjian. Reportedly, the Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian is the first to offer a concrete offer to the Gabonese superstar. Reports say that Tianjin Quanjian is willing to pay 43 million pounds a year, which would make him the highest-paid footballer in the world, ahead of current leader Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is currently playing out a 41.5 million pound deal for Hebei China Fortune. Tianjin Quanjian has also expressed their preparation to pay the 68 million pound transfer fee Borussia Dortmund would require to send Aubameyang away. Tianjin Quanjian is coached by Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro, but would really love the boost Aubameyang can provide, as they are currently just in ninth place among the 16 teams in the Chinese Super League standings.
Tianjin Quanjian has already had direct talks with Chelsea star Diego Costa, while the Aubameyang offer was reportedly presented to his representatives. Aubameyang previously had a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain’s director of football operations Patrick Kluivert, and Aubameyang reportedly said he would only agree to move to Ligue 1 for a 59 million pound deal. Manchester United has expressed interest to Aubameyang’s representatives, but they continue to prioritize their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
Aubameyang has been publicizing his desire to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer for quite a while, which explains the recent uptick in rumors concerning his potential landing spots. As for Aubameyang, he expressed his desire to play in La Liga, explaining how his grandfather grew up near the country’s capital of Madrid. However, no Spanish clubs have expressed interest so far in the African superstar.