Apparently, the 26-year-old has already given the green light to the Spanish giants regarding a summer move but before Los Blancos fans get too excited about the prospect of the Gabon international’s arrival, there will be some way to go to negotiate a deal with the player’s club.
Having scored 32 goals in 38 games this season, he is one of Europe’s top marksmen and attracting interest from all the richest clubs including Real’s great rivals Barcelona. He has previously said his grandfather is a Madrid fan and has been quoted as saying
In 2014, just before the death of my grandfather, who was born in Avila 100 kilometres from Madrid, I gave him the promise to play one day for Real.
With all the signs pointing towards a summer move, Real will have a tough time trying to lower the proposed transfer fee with Dortmund, who are commanding a massive €100 million just to discuss the opportunity with the player and his representatives. Borussia Dortmund president Hans-Joachim Watzk has said:
If an offer arrives of €100million, we would have to speak with the player.