Borussia Dortmund’s Watzke Says Aubameyang Is Not for Sale

The Chief Executive Officer of Borussia Dortmund – Hanz-Joachin Watzke – has revealed that Borussia Dortmund, currently occupying the runner-up position in the Bundesliga table, had no intentions of selling its forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang even at the price of €100 million.

Aubameyang who have previously entitled as “African Play of the Year”, however, was announced to be not for sale regardless how large the eventual bids for the player could get.

Right before the Borussia Dortmund’s smashing 3-1 defeat of Borussia Mönchengladbach, the ex Germany national football team player Lothar Matthaus commented on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s situation for a local media. According to Matthaus, some Premier League clubs would be willing to make a transfer bid for the 26-year-old forward of no less than €100 million.

However, Chief Executive Officer Watzke said in an interview for a local media that Lothar Matthaus seemed as the only one informed about such a transfer bid. He also once again shared that any eventual offer for the striker would be absolutely irrelevant for the German club, because they are not interested in selling him.

The player joined the ranks of Borussia Dortmund from ST Etienne in 2013. His contract with the German team is to expire in 2020. Over the game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Aubameyang did not manage to net the ball in the opponent’s door.

Still, Aubameyang, who is also part of Gabon national football team, has demonstrated superb form over the current campaign. He has managed to score 27 goals in a total of 28 appearances in all competitions for his club over the current campaign. Recently, he has been intensely rumoured to be leaving Borussia Dortmund in order to join Ligue 1’s giants Paris Saint-Germain or Premier League’s Arsenal.

The striker himself denied a return to Ligue 1 in an interview to a reputable French sports media on Sunday. He revealed that he is not willing to go back to France up to date and ruled the chance of joining the current Ligue 1’s leaders Paris Saint-Germain, saying he is not interested.

He, however, did not deny there is such a possibility over his last year at Borussia Dortmund, but not now.

This is not the first time the player’s name have been associated with an eventual transfer over the January window. Not long ago, he has been rumoured to be considering to part ways with his current side in order to join the ranks of Arsenal. However, the 26-year-old forward categorically turned down such speculations and shared that he had no such intentions.

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Tyler Potts

Tyler Potts is experienced football tipster and blogger. He has over two years of experience as a freelance football analyst and journalist. His hobbies include team sports, windsurfing and climbing. He loves the Bundesliga and the German national team. Tyler is invariable part of BettingID’s journalist team.

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