Borussia Dortmund Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang For €13 million

Robert Lewandowski’s Successor?

Champions League finalists and every football hipsters’ favourite side Borussia Dortmund have pulled off arguably one of the signings of the summer so far, after prying Saint-Étienne attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang away from the hands of his 5th club in his professional career.

The 24-year old made the move to Germany for an undisclosed fee, which is reported to be within the region of €13 million, a relatively modest figure for a player of Aubameyang’s caliber in this day age.

This move comes at a good time for both the player and his new employers, as Aubameyang is entering his prime with nearly 5 years of professional football under his belt, while Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking for someone to fill the shoes of want-away striker Robert Lewandowski. The in-demand Poland international is expected to depart Dortmund at some stage during the next year with his contract up the end of the upcoming season.

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How BVB could line up next season

The Gabonese speedster is known for his pace in abundance along with an eager eye for goal. Adept at playing as a striker or as a wide forward/winger, PEA  is a natural in any position across the frontline.

After racking up an impressive 19 goals and 9 assists in 37 appearances last season in the French top tier, Aubameyang also helped his side to win their inaugural Coupe De La League (French League Cup) since the competition was founded in 1994.Standing tall at 6 2″ the former Milan man is strong in the air and also possesses an eye for a decisive pass. Coupled with his excellent finishing, Aubameyang seems to have all the attributes Jurgen Klopp would usually look for in a player.

For now, he will most likely fill in for new Bayern Munich center-piece Mario Gotze, whose high-profile infuriated Dortmund fans and football hipsters alike.

For the fee paid by Dortumund to Saint-Étienne, the Bundesliga runners-up would have searched long and hard to find such a player for such a price, and it will be particularly interesting to see how the Gabonese utility man performs in his new surroundings.

Below is a video showing all of PEA’s goals and assists in a green shirt last season. That second goal is an absolute belter.

Super Mario Scores a Wondergoal Vs Leverkusen

Damn, I'm good-looking...

Damn, I’m good-looking…

Bayern Munich continued their seemingly unstoppable ascent to the Bundesliga title with a nail-biting 1-2 away victory at Bayer Leverkusen, an own goal by Phillip Wollscheid sealing the deal for the traveling Bavarians.

In the 37th minute Bayern’s forgotten man Mario Gomez received a thunderous cross-field pass on the half-way line which he controlled to perfection and the rest, as they say, is history.

Easily one of the contenders for Bundesliga goal of the season, this is the sort of goal that will give the big German the confidence boost he needs to force Mario Mandzukic out of Bayern’s starting XI, something he has had trouble doing ever since the consistent Croat entered the Allianz Arena.

Watch Super Mario’s solo golazo right here.

Take a bow son.

Arjen Robben’s Best Passes

You thought I was gonna pass it, didn’t you?

The pacey Dutchman gets his fair share of stick for being one of world football’s most selfish players around at the moment. But sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due, and Robben flatters to deceive with some wonderful passes that he has played over his illustrious career.

Prone to embarking on barreling and mazy runs, he just seems to fall short with his end product more often than not. Although the former Chelsea man has made some incredible assists over the years as he has matured as a player, mentally and physically.

So, without further ado, here is a compilation of Arjen Robben’s best passes. Enjoy.