Dortmund insist striker is going nowhere

Dortmund insist striker is going nowhere

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund insist star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going nowhere after reports this week suggested he would move to Real Madrid this summer.

The media in Spain have reported the Gabon forward, who as scored 32 goals this season, was rumoured to have agreed a deal that would see him move to the Spanish capital for 100 million euros.

But Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel told the media on Friday that teams thinking of signing him can carry on dreaming as he has a long-term deal at the club with no release clause.

“Everybody has to accept he has a long-term contract without the possibility to step out. Auba signed his contract because he feels good here. He feels that he can still develop and still grow. I can imagine a lot of clubs see his performance, his talent and his personality and can imagine Auba plays for them,” he commented.

And he added: “But we have our own goals. We want to keep this squad together and develop into something extraordinary. We want to have players that lift our status. It is not our goal to give him away. I cannot see the future but if you ask me as a coach, I’m very happy he has a long-term contract.”