— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 31. Juli 2015
Great news broke on Friday. Borussia Dortmund and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreed on a new 5 year deal. BVB have done outstanding work to secure a long-term commitment by a star player. The 26 year old still had a contract running until 2018, so there was no imminent need to extend the contract, but it was time to adjust Aubameyang’s salary to his standing in the club. The star striker is now earning €4 million a year instead of €1 million. A financial boost that BVB easily can afford, since Aubameyang has tremendously improved during his time at Borussia Dortmund and blossomed in the role as lone striker. 25 goals in 46 matches stand to his name and the Gabonese national team captain has already made it his target to score at least 22 in 34 Bundesliga games. Besides his naturally gifted pace, he is visibly improving as a player, making him even more valuable for Dortmund in the future.
The humble and shy Gabonese with the extravagant fashion sense has emerged as a fan favorite and has certainly improved his standing with the fans with the commitment. That is what the player had to say about his contract extension: “I’m absolutely delighted that the next years of my career will be spent at Borussia Dortmund. I feel very happy at the club, in this team and in this city. BVB has become like a second home to me. Every part of me wants to be here and I have never wanted to leave.”
Hopefully, Aubameyang will continue to improve as a footballer and share a lot of great moments with the club. It speaks for itself that BVB handed him a deal until 2020. Thomas Tuchel is strongly counting on the attacker and it’s nice to see for Dortmund fans, that so far an atmosphere of hope has been created within the team. Even Ilkay Gündogan is thinking about a contract extension, noting that he is already feeling how Tuchel is improving him and that he’d like to continue learning from the new coach. Although there are still a lot of issues to be solved on the field, it seems like Thomas Tuchel has left a great first impression on his players.
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