Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has responded to questions about reported interest from Real Madrid by admitting he promised his grandfather he would one day play for the Spanish giants.
The 26-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s top marksmen this season with an impressive record in front of goal in both the Bundesliga and Europa League.
The Gabon international has 22 goals and five assists to his name in Germany’s top flight, and a further nine goals from as many games in Europe’s second-tier competition.
As such, the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal have been strongly credited with an interest in the prolific frontman.
When asked about the recent rumours surrounding his future, Aubameyang told beIN Sports: “Real Madrid? There’s no deal in place, but I promised my granddad I’d play there one day.
“I’ve said to myself, ‘Why go back to France when I left that league three years ago? Why not discover something new?’
“Like I’ve said before, I’d love to play in Spain and to finally enjoy a bit of good weather.”
Aubameyang joined Dortmund from Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Étienne in the summer of 2013, and is likely to command a massive transfer fee should he decide to move on at the conclusion of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign.