Is it time for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Leave Borussia Dortmund?
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been with Borussia Dortmund since the 2013/14 season.
Over the past five years with BVB, Aubameyang has become one of the biggest football brands in the German top tier Bundesliga.
The 28-year-old made over 200 appearances for Dortmund across all competition and scored whopping 139 goals. This season Aubameyang scored 11 league goals and is currently a 3/1 price to become the Bundesliga top scorer.
Impressive goalscoring exploits have made the Gabonese a major presence on the pitch whereas his luxury lifestyle also put him under the spotlight off the pitch but his rise to the top hasn’t been easy.
Bundesliga Player of the Year in 2015/16 season got off to an excellent start of the campaign under former coach Thomas Tuchel but his relationship with both the manager and the club started deteriorating as the January transfer window approached.
Aubameyang was left out of the squad by Thomas Tuchel for the Champions League return leg against Sporting CP after breaking club rules. He travelled to Milan instead of staying in Dortmund which was a move interpreted as Aubameyang’s clear message that he wanted to leave the club.
He even spoke of his ever-lasting dream to play for Real Madrid, which was perceived as a come-and-get-me plea but ultimately ended up staying in Dortmund with the Bundesliga club refusing to let him leave.
The new season brought old problems to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The BVB striker endured a tough few weeks in the 2017/18 season which resulted in scrutiny over his below-par performances and another disciplinary suspension.
The player claimed to have been left baffled by the ban, believing he hadn’t done anything wrong this time out whereas Dortmund initially officials refused to comment on the reasons. With Borussia Dortmund’s season not going according to plan, it is becoming increasingly likely that after several seasons of intense speculation Aubayemang could leave Borussia Dortmund.