Borussia Dortmund's CEO
"There hasn't been a day where I had the feeling that Auba wants to leave us." Claimed Watzke.
"I also believe that he knows that this [Dortmund side] could be another great team in the making."
Despite Watzke's spirited words, it's no secret that Dortmund's sought after number 17 admitted to RMC that he'd been considering an exit in the January transfer window.
Aubameyang is contracted to the Bundesliga club until 2020, but has stated in the past he'd like to fulfil his grandfather's wish, and walk out in the famous white strip of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu one day.
The striker, who has attracted huge interest from across the globe, including Liverpool, and has also been the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League, with many clubs in the Asian division vying to table a lofty figure for the pacey hit-man.
Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc and team coach Thomas Tuchel urged their talisman to forget about a potential move away, and remain focused on his performances back in February.
Aubameyang has returned from an adverse Africa Cup of Nations in fine form, netting seven goals in three appearances for Dortmund. He also managed to earn himself a Champions League match ball on Wednesday evening, thanks to his stunning hat-trick against Benfica.
Domestically, Aubameyang is leading the race to win the Torjager Kanone, which is the German equivalent of the golden boot, with 21 league goals. Bayern Munich's Polish star Robert Lewandowski is trailing the prolific 27-year-old in second, with 19 goals being his personal tally for Carlo Ancelotti's men.
Wherever Aubameyang's future really lies is still a mystery. The classy attacker has opted to remain quiet on his future for the time being. But never the less, when the summer transfer window arises again, there's sure to be a frenzy of elite clubs desperate to acquire his clinical services.