Reports in France claim that Jürgen Klopp is willing to sanction a club record £60m bid to secure a reunion with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Ask any fans of Liverpool Football Club which striker they’d like to see the Reds sign this summer and you’ll generally get one of two main responses: Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The club have been linked tentatively with Lacazette in recent weeks but due to the fact Aubameyang was all set to go to Paris Saint-Germain until just recently, the links were non-existent. Now that his move has broken down, however, the inevitable Klopp/Aubameyang reunion story is beginning to hit the papers.
Aubameyang was signed by Klopp for Dortmund back in 2013 and played two seasons under the German, scoring 41 goals in 94 games. A respectable tally.
Since Klopp’s move to Liverpool, however, the pacy frontman has gone up multiple levels, notching a staggering 79 goals in 95 games and becoming one of the most sought after forwards in Europe.
Le Parisien report that the Gabonese striker – who scored 40 goals last season – is itching to leave Germany for a new challenge and that the thought of playing under his former manager, in the Champions League is seen as a tempting prospect.
The French publication also believe that Liverpool owners FSG are looking to “strike hard” this summer and would be more than happy to sanction a £60m bid for the forward, knowing how big a statement it would be.
The idea of a front three consisting of Mané, Salah and Aubameyang with little Phil in the advanced 8 role is a genuinely terrifying prospect it has to be said. However, at 28 years old, is Aubameyang still as much of an ideal Klopp signing as he was when he joined Dortmund in 2013?
Ah, who cares. Just grab him and let him score a tonne of goals.