Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his Borussia Dortmund contract till 2021, sporting director Michael Zorc has mentioned.
Aubameyang, 28, had been below contract at Dortmund till 2020 however has been linked with an exit for a while, with AC Milan his most outstanding suitors.
Nonetheless, the Gabon worldwide, who topped the Bundesliga scoring charts final season, has now dedicated to an extension on the Westfalenstadion that’s reported to incorporate a pay rise.
“The contract runs by means of to ’21,” Zorc informed Sky on Sunday. “That is nonetheless a great distance away.
“At some point, he will definitely go away Borussia Dortmund — he will not finish his profession right here. He is a particularly essential participant for us, and we proceed to plan with him.”
On Monday, Aubameyang appeared to substantiate the experiences when writing on Twitter that listening to music is “higher than newspaper.”
He added: “It is a bit of time I lengthen my contract. Nevertheless it’s not your mistake. You did not know as typically.”
Let me Pay attention Music!! higher than newspaper. it is a Little bit of Time i lengthen my contract🙈 nevertheless it’s not your mistake, you did not know as typically ⏰⏰ pic.twitter.com/xtvazSOQgZ
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) December 18, 2017
Earlier on Monday, Bild had reported that the brand new contract was signed in late 2016 however mentioned the striker has Dortmund’s assurance that he can go away the Westfalenstadion if a membership had been to supply a switch charge in extra of €60 million.
Aubameyang was on course once more in Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on the weekend. He has netted 13 objectives this season, and a complete of 98 within the Bundesliga since arriving from St Etienne in 2013.
He at present ranks fifth within the membership’s all-time Bundesliga scorer chart, and his tally of 141 in all competitions is simply bettered by two gamers — Zorc, who scored a complete of 159 objectives, and Manfred Burgsmuller, who netted 158.
Regardless of Aubameyang’s successes on the Westfalenstadion, he has had points throughout his time in Germany, with Zorc telling Sky his punctuality has been an issue.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @uersfeld.