Get him! Fortune urges Man United to sign Aubameyang
Quinton Fortune believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be a shrewd addition for Manchester United as the Borussia Dortmund striker possesses the qualities to ‘make a difference’.
The Red Devils have been lacking a certain spark at times this season, with those intended to provide inspiration often found wanting.
There have been glimpses of talismanic qualities from the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but inconsistencies have blighted the respective games of two high-profile additions.
Club captain Wayne Rooney has also seen his value to the cause called into question on a regular basis, leading to him taking in an enforced spell on the bench.
He did look more like his old self prior to the international break, but whether that resurgence can be carried into the resumption of Premier League action remains to be seen.
If United are to continue producing more of a stumble than a sprint over the coming weeks, then further movement in the January transfer window can be expected.
Fortune feels a big-money approach for the much sought-after Aubameyang would make sense, with the 27-year-old forward boasting qualities in the final third that few others bring to the fold at Old Trafford.
"Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, I like him,” the former South Africa international told MUTV.
“Pace, scoring goals, that’s what we need but, obviously we have the young Marcus Rashford. If we are going to bring someone in that can make a difference, he can make a difference."
Aubameyang gave his pre-January profile another nudge over the weekend as he netted four times in a Bundesliga meeting with Hamburg.
He now has 11 goals in his last nine outings and 14 in total across all competitions from just 13 appearances.
Interest in his services will be intense over the winter, but Dortmund hold all of the cards at present as they have the Gabon international tied to a contract that is due to run until 2020.