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:
Peter Moore @PeterMooreLFC
@grantp87 All the profits would disappear with the cost of lettering the shirts...2017-6-23 08:34:55
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.
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.