Aubameyang says he was at Tottenham's training ground, move fell through

Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang eyes the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin in Dortmund,...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes on Tottenham tonight.

Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang eyes the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin in Dortmund,...

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed how close he was to signing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

Aubameyang told BILD that he visited Tottenham's training ground and was ready to move, but the North London side never followed up their interest.

He admitted he was extra determined as a result to make Spurs pay when Dortmund visit Wembley this evening.

Marvin Zeegelaar of SC Sporting competes for the ball with Pierre Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League match between SC Sporting and Borussia Dortmund at...

Aubameyang said: "I was at Tottenham back then, had a tour of the stadium and the training ground. We held talks.

"But after that nobody contacted me again. That's definitely extra motivation for me on Wednesday.

The Mail reported this summer that Dortmund valued Aubameyang at £63 million.

Pierre Aubameyang scores Dortmund's first goal past Odd's goalkeeper Sondre Rossbach during the UEFA Europa League play-off football match between Odd and Borussia Dortmund in Skien,...

He has already got one over on Spurs since, inspiring Dortmund to beat them in the Europa League in 2015/16 in the knockout rounds.

The Gabon international was a Saint-Etienne player in 2012, and had netted 18 goals in 38 games heading into that summer.

A year later he signed for Borussia Dortmund and has been prolific ever since signing.

He has scored 126 goals in 195 games for the club and aims to add to that tally at Wembley.

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