Liverpool Transfer News: Reds CEO Responds to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Rumours

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2017

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund celebrates with the trophy after winning the DFB Cup final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on May 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has responded to persistent rumours linking his team with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and tweets from fans, jokingly claiming the Reds won't sign the Gabon international because of his long name.

The Reds are on a long list of reported suitors of the former Milan man, with Bild (h/t Samuel Lovett of The Independent) reporting BVB will consider offers of £63 million for their ace striker.

That report led to plenty of fans urging Moore to sign the player, and he showed his sense of humour in response:

Le Parisien (h/t Tom Olver of Metro) previously reported the speedster would be open to a move to Anfield, where former manager Jurgen Klopp continues to build Liverpool into a formidable attacking outfit.

Mohamed Salah joined the club recently, becoming the latest athletic freak to move to Merseyside. As you can see in the video below, Aubameyang has speed to burn as well:

The 28-year-old unlocked his full potential when he was moved from the wing to a central role and has already shown he's a great fit for Klopp's philosophy. He's effective in space and against tight defences, and he has greatly improved his aerial game over the years.

The biggest obstacle toward signing Aubameyang may be his infatuation with Real Madrid. He hasn't hidden his desire to play for Los Blancos over the years, something his grandfather would have wanted, as he told Soccer Laduma's David Kappel.

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team`s second goal during the DFB Cup final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on May 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo b
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Los Blancos don't seem to be too interested in a move this summer, however, and with BVB committed to a youth movement, this could be the perfect time to sign the former Saint-Etienne man.

The reported £63 million would be a steep fee for a club that just signed Salah, but Liverpool don't have to worry about their finances too much.