Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated Borussia Dortmund “are my household” because the membership left the query of whether or not he shall be allowed a switch subsequent summer time open.
Aubameyang, final season’s Bundesliga high scorer, had been anticipated to go away Dortmund in the summertime, with membership and participant having reached an settlement that he might go if the best provide was obtained.
He was linked with AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and the Chinese language Tremendous League throughout what was a record-breaking summer time switch window, however no transfer arrived.
“There was an settlement for this summer time,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc instructed Sport Bild. “We all the time stated he’d be free to go away for the best provide till a sure date, however this provide was by no means made.
“It does not imply that there’s one [an agreement] for subsequent summer time.”
Aubameyang, beneath contract on the Westfalenstadion till 2020, has eight objectives to date this season, joint high with Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, and instructed Sport Bild: “I’ve all the time felt good at Borussia, and that is nonetheless true as we speak. BVB are my household.”
Zorc praised Aubameyang for having been “very skilled” after no summer time transfer materialised and stated: “It is solely human that he was a bit dissatisfied at first.
“We’re delighted that he stayed. Auba has an carried out purpose assure — not lots of gamers have that.”
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @uersfeld.