Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be about to swap The Bundesliga for The Championship?
Championship survivors Ipswich Town are reportedly lining up a club record bid for Dortmund’s powerhouse forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in what would be the summer’s most shocking transfer so far.
The deal would be propped up by the Ipswich Town council who are willing to contribute a 5 miles squared piece of land, which would become a German province as part of the deal. If approved the deal would result in border checks and the introduction of Euros as the main currency in the area. As things stand the club would not have the financial resources to make the move happen, but Dortmund’s top decision makers seem to be prepared to discuss the transfer on the basis that a small corner of Ipswich becomes German land.
Sources close to the player suggest that the player is a fan of Suffolk and would be keen to make the move. We understand that Pierre actually celebrated his 21st birthday on a lads weekend in Ipswich and it has since become one of his favourite places to kick back on the off-season.
In an interview with Own Goal, club mascot Crazee who is actually a horse told us “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The stables where I sleep after a long day of dancing about like a tit in this suit are directly on the land that would be given to Germany. I don’t like the idea of withdrawing 10 Euros from a bank machine to get my meal deal from Tescos only to be given back Sterling which I then can’t use for f**k all in my area. On the plus side Aubameyang would obviously be a bit of a game changer for Ipswich so it’s swings and roundabouts.”
Who Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
French-born Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has developed into one of the Bundesliga’s foremost talents in attacking football. Since joining Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund in 2013 the player has tallied up one of the most impressive goals to games ratios bagging a staggering 85 goals in 128 games. Known for his explosive speed and skill, the striker has recorded 30-meter sprint times of 3.7 seconds which is closer to that of Olympic 100m times than professional football. The player seems to have become somewhat unsettled in recent months in Germany and at 28 years of age, the clock is ticking for a big money move to show his worth in a new country and league.
Should the move go ahead, this would surely be the greatest moment in the club’s history since the days of Sir Bobby Robson and co. A fee of around £75 million is being thrown around which would include £5 million upfront and £70 million in local land pending approval from the council to do so.
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