What does £56m get you in today’s transfer market?
John Stones and a little bit of change. Raheem Sterling and a bit of change, maybe.
But this summer, it could also buy you Borussia Dortmund’s world-class forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
That’s according to their CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who named his price-tag to Bild.
“He will only leave Dortmund for an outrageous transfer fee if he does move. If he continues to keep scoring we will have no problem in collecting €65 million,” he said.
Aubameyang is 27-years-old and has notched 69 goals in his past two seasons. (This one’s still got two months left, as well.)
He’s undeniably one of the world’s best strikers and when you consider a 29-year-old Gonzalo Higuain went for £75m last summer, £56m is a decent price.
The Gabonese will likely be able to pick his club though, with Real Madrid surely interested in the African phenomenon.
We’d adore him at Liverpool, but it’s probably a pipe-dream. Perhaps if we qualify for the Champions League and a miracle occurs it could happen, but in fairness, we can’t seven see ourselves approaching BVB for his services.
Instead, the FSG policy is to target younger, cheaper players with potential for greatness.