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.

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Ibra Scores A Panenka, Beckham Gets Trolled, Silva Nearly Breaks His Leg. All In A Day’s Work

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PSG’s thrilling Ligue 1 encounter with Saint-Étienne ended with both sides taking a point each, the two French outfits sharing 4 goals between them in the process. Gabonese speedster Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang continued his ascent to stardom with a dazzling display, wreaking havoc with his blistering pace down PSG’s left-hand side, giving Maxwell a difficult task for the best part of 90 minutes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a name the scoreboard seems to be quite familiar with nowadays, was involved in both of the Parisian side’s two goals, assisting Argentine Javier Pastore and scoring a cheeky Panenka penalty in the process. The towering Swede was made take his penalty twice, as one of his team mates was deemed to be encroaching whilst Ibra stepped up to take his first penalty. But that didn’t deter the flamboyant attacker’s confidence, and he sleekly dinked in the cheekiest of panenkas as cool as a cucumber.

David Beckham didn’t look overly-impressive on the night, but given that it’s his first European league start in 3 years, one could let slide his average performance.

A heated exchange

Although he didn’t seem to get any boos or insults in his direction verbally by the home crowd, he did however get trolled by the Green army.

Thiago Silva almost managed to break his leg amongst all the other things happening, with on-loan striker Brandao (Property of Marseille) made an excruciatingly bad challenge on the Brazilian sweeper, almost snapping the PSG man’s leg in doing so.

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Horrific Leg-Breaking Tackle In Ligue 1

This weekend in the French top tier, 3rd placed Saint-Etienne pulverized Nice in a 4-0 home win for the men in green.

In what looked like it was a routine victory for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s club, the game game was marred before the interval after a horrific injury sustained by the victorious side’s number 6, Jérémy Clément.

Midfielder Valentin Eysseric dismantled his opposing number 6’s ankle/leg in an excruciatingly painful-looking challenge.

This video is not for the squeamish, so look away if you are so inclined.