Even before last season was over, there were rumors that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang felt the time had come to play for a club even bigger than Borussia.
Dortmund accepted his reported request to consider letting him go, clearing out though that the move would have to happen within a specific time frame.
It’s quite simple. We opened this window for a certain time frame to realize if the transfer could be done. The deadline is over. No, we are not going to consider any offers, even a big one, we are going to plan with him for the new season
sporting director Michael Zorc told reporters a couple of days ago.
One man who is glad the Gabon international is not leaving Dortmund this summer, is Robert Lewandowski(!).
It’s good for the Bundesliga. And it’s also good for us. When we became champions early, we lacked pressure. This means the competition and pressure will be high
the Bayern Munich striker told reporters, explaining why he considers Auba’s stay at Borussia a win-win thing for both clubs.
The transfer period is far from over yet, though, so it remains to be seen what Dortmund will do if a ‘mega offer’ does fall on their laps, after all.