Guardiola wanted me at Manchester City - Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has revealed that his father held talks with Manchester City over a potential summer move, but insists there was “nothing concrete”.
The reigning African Footballer of the Year, scored 39 goals in all competitions last season and also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
But it appears Pep Guardiola was the most keen on his signature.
“It’s true, there was contact,” he told Onze when asked about summer links with City.
“My father held talks with the club, but in the end there was nothing concrete.
“I think there was interest [from Real Madrid], but it was more distant so I didn’t get too carried away.”
Aubameyang, who has never denied his love for the La Liga club, also refused to rule out a return to France with PSG.
“We’ll see. I found their summer transfer plans… let’s just say I expected that they would sign more players,” he said.
“They’re still a big team and I think they’ll still be Ligue 1 champions this season. But there are one or two teams who could annoy them.
“At the end of my first season in the Bundesliga there was contact. And the next summer, too. In fact, almost every year. They took it poorly, it didn’t happen – that’s all I can say.
“I don’t especially want to return to France immediately. But it’s true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interesting for a player like me.”