Borussian Dortmund’s Aubameyang extends contract

Dortmund, Aug 1 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his current contract with the German football club until 2020 ahead of schedule.

The Gabon international ended all speculation regarding an upcoming transfer as he on Friday put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension that keeps him at Dortmund until June 2020. His original contract was stipulated until June 2018, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

“Pierre-Emerick has developed excellently. We are very glad that we were able to bind him on a long-term,” Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

The 26-year-old joined the “BVB” in July 2013 to make an immediate impact by providing 12 assists and 29 goals in 65 Bundesliga appearances.

“I am totally happy that my sportive future lies in Dortmund for the next few years. I feel very comfortable here, with this team and the city. The BVB became my second home,” Aubameyang said.

Borussia encounter Austrian side Wolfsburger AC in the Europa League qualification round on August 6. Nine days later, they face city rivals Monchengladbach at the first round in Bundesliga.



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