In an interview with L’Equipe, the 26-year-old has admitted that he has dreamed of signing for Los Merengues since he was a child.
The attacker is in the midst of a stunning campaign with Borussia Dortmund, having scored 20 goals in 20 games in the Bundesliga so far this term. He has also contributed four assists in the German top flight, and scored four in five in the Europa League.
His fine form has linked with a move to United, with the Mirror claiming earlier this week that Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has identified Auba as the club’s no. 1 transfer target come the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
According to the tabloid, United will offer over £60 million to sign the forward, as well as proposing a £200,000-per-week contract to the Gabon international.
Aubameyang would represent a considerable upgrade on the Red Devils’ existing options, with both Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial struggling to truly impress since moving to Old Trafford.
However, while United may be putting plans together to move for Aubameyang, the forward has admitted that he dreams of signing for Real.
“My childhood dream? To play at Real Madrid,” the forward began, speaking to L’Equipe [as above, subscription required]. “In 2014, before he died, I promised my grandfather who was from Avila, 110 kilometers from Madrid, that I would play there. It will be complicated, but it sits in a corner of my head.
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“When I was a kid, I watched Hugo Sanchez videos. The backflip I sometimes do when I score is actually an homage to him.
“Real Madrid, or another great Spanish club, would also be a great gift to my mother.”