Manchester United are ready to rival Paris Saint Germain in the race for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, according to reports.
The 27-year-old secured the Bundesliga ‘kicker Torjägerkanone’ following a sensational 2016/17 campaign that saw him score 31 goals in 32 games.
Reports from France have claimed that a deal worth £61m has been agreed between the two clubs for Aubameyang’s services but are yet to agree personal terms with the striker.
Mourinho’s sudden distancing from Antoine Griezmann, seemingly bound for a move to Old Trafford at one point, has created a sudden vacuum out of which numerous alternatives have emerged: Andrea Belotti, Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette are all names that have engulfed the back pages in recent times.
And I would contend that, out of all of them, Aubameyang serves as the best option. The Frenchman boasts a deadly scoring record in both France and Germany, claiming 120 goals for Dortmund since arriving in 2013, and at the age of 27 provides a tantalising mixture of both experience and a few years still ahead of him.
The next challenge, you sense, ought to not be returning to France but instead embarking on a new challenge in the Premier League.