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.

Zlatan Blows His Own Trumpet

Known for possessing arrogance in abundance, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of football’s more outspoken individuals, regularly proceeding to praise himself rather highly while speaking about his ‘beautiful’ self in the third-person.

But with this unflappable confidence comes the ability to back it up. It’s not often that one of the the beautiful game’s greatest advocates can possess such a strong personality along with a vast and unparalleled skillset nowadays, but the humongous Swede seems to tick all of the necessary boxes.

So when CNN football correspondent Pedro Pinto (who has conducted interviews with various world-beaters) got the chance to meet the one and only Zlatan, he didn’t hesitate to ask the PSG front-man some pressing questions, and the man mammoth himself did not fail to disappoint the viewers at home, as he answered some flattering questions without batting an eyelid for the most part.

When asked what he would rate himself as a footballer on a scale of 1 to 10, the striker once again produced the goods, and confidently replied with the wryest smile known to man.

Have a watch of the excellent video here, which is sure to make you chuckle.

Messi Takes On Robo-Keeper in Crazy Japanese TV Show

The Argentine superstar is known for his calmness and composure in front of goal, and the little magician routinely manages to somehow squeeze his finishes in from the most acute and improbable of angles possible.

But when Lionel Messi’s resilience in front of goal was tested by technology of the highest order, he had to up his game to adapt to the unusual circumstances.

Face to face with a robotic goalkeeper, Messi was charged with the task of beating a seemingly unflappable opponent, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.

The world’s best did not hesitate in taking on this unique and exciting challenge courtesy of a Japanese tv show.

Watch Messi go toe to toe with a robo-keeper and do his worst. Well worth the watch this