Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was told he ‘ruined everything’ by his manager and accused of doing ‘a stupid thing’ by a team-mate as speculation linking him with a move away from Borussia Dortmund continues to mount.
The Gabon international is believed to be available for a relatively cheap £53million, with relations breaking down between himself and the Bundesliga outfit.
Given his quality and the volatile nature of the current market, the fee has captured the imagination of Liverpool and Chelsea bosses, with Jurgen Klopp keen to replace Daniel Sturridge and Antonio Conte eager to add another striker to his ranks.
And Aubameyang’s exit seemingly edged even closer after his action during a 4-4 draw against Schalke.
With Dortmund 4-2 up, Aubameyang picked up a second yellow card to earn himself a red and his team-mates couldn’t hang on. And his manager claimed he ‘ruined everything’ as his team threw away a 4-0 lead.
‘These things happen — he was too aggressive,’ Dortmund boss Peter Bosz said. ‘He wanted to get back and defend, but he ruined everything.
Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller added: ‘He did a stupid thing. ‘Picking up a second yellow in that moment was just needless.’