The Gabonian striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has pledged his future to ️Borussia Dortmund by signing a new deal, which will see him stay at the Signal Iduna Park until 2020.
Aubameyang was his team’s top scorer last season and has proved on several occasions that he is well suited to play at the number 9 position rather than the wings.
Stepping up to the plate
With last summer’s new signings Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos failing to live up to expectations it was up to Aubameyang to step up and take the charge up front.
He was the most consistent player last season, bagging 25 goals in all competitions, at a time where ️BVB were struggling to maintain any sort of good form.
He also formed a deadly partnership with star-man Marco Reus, which was also vital in the team’s ascension up the table in the second half of the season.
Linked with moves abroad
Known for his pace, acrobatics and ‘Marvin-comic’ type of goal celebrations the 26 year old has been linked with a move to Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal during the summer. But he has silenced all the speculation by agreeing to a new contract on Friday.
With Immobile’s departure on loan to Spanish club Sevilla, Aubameyang’s role will only become more prominent under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
He also has shown in Dortmund’s friendlies that he still has got his finishing touch and is ready for another season with the Black and Yellows.
This deal makes Aubameyang the fourth player who has agreed to extend his contract at ️Borussia Dortmund in 2015 after teammates Marco Reus, Neven Subotic and Ilkay Gündogan.
The German side also managed to hold on to key players like Mats Hummels and seem to have learnt their lesson from the previous departures of main players like Robert Lewandowski and Mario Götze, which left them in an awkward transitional state.
The Batman stays at Borussia!
Written by Brook Genene
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