Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has met with Borussia Dortmund’s leadership to discuss the future of the club after the sale of Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan.
Aubameyang was left out of the Gabon squad for a recent friendly against Mauritania and head coach Jorge Costa sent the rumour mill into a tailspin when he said it was so that the forward could discuss a transfer deal.
BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke laughed off the claim and 26-year-old has now revealed he requested to be left out of Gabon team so that he could get clarity from the club regarding their plans for the future and reassured Dortmund fans that he has no plans of leaving any time soon.
“I missed Gabon’s last two games because I sat down with the Dortmund hierarchy to talk about the club’s future,” Aubameyang told Fussball Transfers.
“It is rare when you lose two key players in such a short period of time. They were the core of this team.
“But I have faith in the club. There are a lot of opportunities to find good solutions and make some good transfers. I am feeling very well in Dortmund. I do not know what the future holds, but I am happy here.
“Dortmund must make some good signings in order to be ready to challenge Bayern Munich and play in the Champions League again. We are only missing one or two big players to make another step forward.
“We were missing a bit of experience in 2015-16 and had a new coach with a new philosophy. But last season has prepared us well for the future. Last season was a good year and will help us,” Aubameyang concluded.