Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clarifies future; why Spurs should prioritise Berahino instead

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Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay with the German club.

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told Die Welt that he intends to stay with the Bundesliga club despite speculation surrounding his future.

Aubameyang, 26, smashed 26 goals for Dortmund last season, establishing himself as one of the deadliest forwards in Europe - but attracting interest in the process.

The Daily Mail reported last week that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing the Gabon international, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to add pace to his attacking options.

However, speedster Aubameyang has clarified his future, telling Die Welt that he will be staying with Dortmund for the foreseeable future.

"You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund and with this team," said Aubameyang.

Those comments leave Tottenham needing to target another attacking player, and West Brom's Saido Berahino should be at the top of Pochettino's list of targets.

Spurs need an attacking option, but it will be hard to sell the role of being an understudy to Harry Kane - unless the player can also play out wide, where Tottenham are also lacking quality.

Berahino not only possesses the pace that Tottenham need, but he also has the versatility to play up front and out wide for Tottenham, if they can tempt West Brom into selling their young English forward.

Aubameyang was always going to be an ambitious target, but Berahino is far more realistic for Tottenham, and his arrival would also spark a reunion with Harry Kane, after the duo played together for the England Under-21's.

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