However, Gundogan has said that he may opt to extend his contact with Dortmund once again despite signing a on-year extension on his deal at the beginning of the month. “I feel very happy at the club, in this team and in this city”, said Aubameyang in a statement on the club’s official website.
“Dortmund has become a second home for me”.
Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for Aubameyang in June, reported by France Football (h/t Aaron Flanagan of the Mirror).
The Gabon worldwide has been in prolific form for the Bundesliga giants, scoring a total of 42 goals across 95 appearances in his two years since arriving from French outfit Saint Etienne.
However, Aubameyang has signed a new deal with Thomas Tuchel’s men that will keep him with the Ruhr Valley club until the summer of 2020.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc expressed his delight at news of Aubameyang’s new contract, which was announced on Friday.
The club’s failure to secure Champions League football has prompted an air of vulnerability regarding their top players, with both Arsenal and Liverpool accredited with an interest as per the Mirror.
“Auba has developed outstandingly. We are very happy that we have been able to tie him down to a long-term contract“.
Dortmund will need to get off to a quick start in the new campaign as they look to banish the demons of last year’s early-season flirt with the relegation zone.