All the attention was on Barcelona last night as they mounted an incredible comeback with a 6-5 aggregate win over PSG.
That result has allowed Borussia Dortmund’s own heroics to go under the radar somewhat.
Pierre-Emerick hit a hat-trick as BVB thumped Benfica 4-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The more performances like that the Gabon striker is able to conjure, the more likely it appears that he’ll leave the Westfalenstadion this summer.
Manchester City have long been linked with the hit man, and the Sun report that they could go all out to sign him at the end of the season.
Yet, for that to happen, Sergio Aguero will need to leave the Etihad first.
It still won’t solve Pep Guardiola’s conundrum of what to do with Gabriel Jesus.
City have generally been operating with one man up front, hence why Aguero had fallen down the pecking order prior to Jesus’ injury.
28 goals in 31 games this season for Aubameyang. pic.twitter.com/dDrwCbgOk5
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) March 9, 2017
It would seem a little strange then, to bring in another world-class forward who would have to displace Jesus, unless Guardiola isn’t confident that the young Brazilian can maintain his electric start to life in the Premier League.
Aubameyang has netted 28 in all competitions this season, though he’s previously expressed an interest in playing for Real Madrid.
Los Blancos will still be the favourites to land him, but City are undoubtedly in with a chance if they launch an all-out offensive.