Thursday, 28 July 2016
Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is targeting titles next season with Borussia Dortmund, who have spent 117 million euros ($128.5m) in making eight new signings, to break Bayern Munich’s stranglehold in Germany.
Aubameyang, 27, has been linked to a bumper move to Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City, but poured more cold water on any speculation by saying he wants to win titles with Dortmund, where he has a contract until 2020.
Bayern have won the Bundesliga title for the last four seasons in succession and face Dortmund for the German Super Cup title on August 14.
Borussia, who finished second in Germany’s top flight last season, have sold defender Mats Hummels to rivals Bayern Munich, while Ilkay Gundogan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have joined Manchester City and United respectively.
But Dortmund has signed Germany attacking midfielders Andre Schuerrle from Wolfsburg and Mario Goetze, who is back after three years with Bayern, as part of eight new additions.
“I want to win titles this season with Goetze and Schuerrle in the team,” Aubameyang told magazine Sports Bild.
“Their transfers are spectacular, they will do us good and our potential is enormous.
“Our goal must be to win at least one title,” added Africa’s Footballer of the Year.
The Gabon striker scored 39 goals in all competitions last season as Dortmund scored 82 times in Germany’s top flight, two more than champions Bayern.
Alongside World Cup winners Goetze and Schuerrle, Dortmund has added Marc Bartra from Barcelona, Sebastian Rode from Bayern, Emre Mor from Denmark’s Nordsjaelland, Ousmane Dembele from Stade Rennes, Mikel Merino from Osasuna and Raphael Guerrerio from FC Orient.
“We have signed a lot of young players, but these are all guys with huge talent,” said Aubameyang.
“The Dortmund way is the right way to win titles,” added the striker.
Source by: AFP