Aubameyang brands Tottenham’s attempts to sign him as “weird”
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has branded Tottenham's attempts to sign him as "weird". The London club tried to sign Aubameyang in 2012. “If Spurs ever came back in me for me, I'd say no," said the 27-year-old forward. "In the end everything became a bit weird, I didn't really like the way things were done." Note that Aubameyang has made 29 appearances during this season, scoring 23 goals.
Ousmane Dembele reveals offers from Man Utd and Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund striker Ousmane Dembele has revealed offers from Manchester United and Barcelona. The 19-year-old signed for Borussia last summer from Rennes. "If it was the love of the game that made me prefer Borussia rather than Barça, Bayern or Manchester United? Yes, that was it and then, of course, the talk of the leaders I liked," he told Goal. "They told me that if I was good, I would play no matter what. I am very happy to be here and I do not regret my choice at all." Dembele has made 30 appearances during this season, scoring 5 goals.
Mitroglou’s goal secure slight Benfica victory over BVB
Benfica hosted Borussia Dortmund in the first leg match of UEFA Champions league round of 16. The visitors were considered favorites in this pair, while the Portuguese side were ready to surprise them and prepared a hot welcome at Estadio da Luz. Both teams were thinking about keeping a clean sheet more than scoring a goal, and as a result, the first half ended with a goalless draw. However, the second part of the game prepared some food for fans. Kostas Mitroglou opened the scoring in the 48th minute. After a corner kick, Luisao flicked on the ball with his head to Konstantinos Mitroglou, who made no mistake and fired the ball into the back of the net. Ten minutes later, Borussia received a huge chance to level, as a penalty was awarded to the German side. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang couldn't beat Ederson from the spot. The goalkeeper easily saved the penalty. Later on it came out, that Mitroglou's goal was the only one in the game and Benfica earned a slight advantage ahead of their visit to Dortmund.
Watzke: “In football, nothing surprises me”
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke isn't surprised by talk of Arsenal being interested in coach Thomas Tuchel. Nevertheless, Watzke also insists there's been no contact with the Gunners "In football, nothing surprises me. The fact is, however, that no one from Arsenal has reported to us," he said. "We're talking about speculative things here. At the end of May we will be able to put together a seasonal analysis. But since he still has a one year contract, I do not understand all these rumours."
Sokratis Papastathopoulos receives two yellow cards in 30 seconds
Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off during the cup game against Herta Berlin. The Greek player was shown two yellow cards in 30 seconds for arguing with the referee.
Borussia interest in Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli
Borussia Dortmund are one of a number of clubs interested in Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli, reports AS. Sampaoli has impressed greatly during his first season at Sevilla and his exploits have not gone unnoticed. He signed a two-year deal when he replaced Unai Emery at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last year but he would be able to leave Sevilla if an interested club activates his €1.5m release clause. According to AS, Borussia Dortmund are interested in the former Chile coach, while he has been touted as a possible replacement for Luis Enrique at Barcelona and Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.
Official: Dortmund sign Toprak from Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Ömer Toprak from Bayer Leverkusen. The player will be joining the Dortmund side in the summer after the club triggered his release clause. He has played a total of 181 Bundesliga matches, scoring five goals, during spells at SC Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen, as well as making 23 appearances in the UEFA Champions League and winning 25 caps for the Turkish national team. "Ömer Toprak is a strong central defender with international experience and good leadership qualities," said Borussia Dortmund's Sporting Director Michael Zorc. Toprak's release clause was £19 million, and Dortmund accepted to pay it to finalize the deal. 👍 Borussia Dortmund sign Ömer Toprak for next season https://t.co/UvdK5HmE90 pic.twitter.com/gX5VOaFcsy — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 5, 2017
Aubameyang considers leaving Borussia in the summer
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering leaving the Bundesliga club in the summer to further his career, and is open to a move to the Premier League. "I feel very good here because of the magnificent fans [at Dortmund]. It is a big club. However, I am asking myself this question, If I want to take the next step, should I not leave?" he told Radio RMC. "Real Madrid is still a dream, but there has been too much noise. I have an important choice to make. Many people would like to see me in England. "[The Premier League is] not necessarily the championship that attracts me the most. I like La Liga a lot. Paris is also an attraction. French is, of course, my first language."
Aubameyang speaks about his future and Real Madrid again
Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken about his future again and hinted that he could change his club after this season. "If you want to reach a new higher level, then you need changes, and I may change my club in the coming summer. I am still dreaming about playing for Real Madrid, but this issue has already created many speculations. I have to make an important decision. People want to see me in England, too, but I will not say that Premiere League is the most attracting variant for me. I like Spanish La Liga more. Paris also is a good place, while my main speaking language is French," Aubameyang said.
José Antonio Camacho: “Aubameyang is good enough for Real Madrid”
José Antonio Camacho says Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is good enough for Real Madrid. Ex-Real coach has been working with the 27-year-old striker as Gabon manager at the Africa Cup of Nations. The 61-year-old specialist is well aware of the rumours linking the striker with Real and backs the deal. "He has all the conditions to play Real Madrid," he told Onda Cero. "He is wanted by several clubs because the scorers are very sought after." Note that the forward has made 22 appearances during this season, scoring 20 goals. He began his career at Milan, who loaned him to four French clubs before he joined Saint-Étienne permanently in 2011.