Dortmund striker Aubameyang has revealed he was close to joining EPL side Newcastle three years ago, but opted for the Bundesliga side.
Aubameyang has grown more prolific with time, with 21 goals already this season, he is being courted by United and Chelsea.
However, in 2013, Saint-Etienne pushed for the Gabon international to join Newcastle,but he picked Dortmund over the EPL side.
“I received an offer from Qatar of €10m per year. If I accepted, my family would be set up for life,” Aubameyang told L’Equipe.
“We chose to stay at Saint-Etienne, where I got €70,000 per month, knowing that, given my qualities, I could earn money tomorrow.
“The following season, Saint-Etienne wanted to send me to Newcastle.
“We opted for Dortmund, finalist in the Champions League, because my father studied Klopp’s game, even though the pay was lower.”
Only one player – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski – has scored more Bundesliga goals than Aubameyang this season, while he trails Europe’s leading marksman, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, by just four strikes.