An African superstar has revealed why a potential move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain was blocked.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that the Ligue 1 giants tried to sign him in the latest transfer window, but the deal collapsed quickly.
"PSG were told to go through my father (who is also Aubameyang's agent)," he told RMC Sport.
"But instead they bypassed him and spoke directly to the club who, inevitably, closed the door.
"The figure that PSG were willing to pay was far lower than Dortmund expected, so talks came to a stop quickly."
Aubameyang also added that he thinks PSG would get more business done if they were to hire a sporting director to negotiate their deals.
"When there is just a team manager, it all plays out differently," he said.
"Maybe on this deal, things would have gone better if they had a sporting director."
The 27-year-old was at the top of his game for Dortmund last season, scoring 25 goals in the Bundesliga alone.
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