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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he snubbed Manchester City in the summer and is ready to do so again because of his admiration for the fans.
The famous Yellow Wall is synonymous with the Westfalenstadion and the Gabon international has hinted he could be ready to commit to the club beyond 2020, after signing an extended deal with the club last summer, in part because of the team’s fabulous support.
It’s no secret that Pep Guardiola wanted to bring Aubameyang to City in the summer, but the 27-year-old – who has been prolific in front of goal in recent seasons – admits he could remain at the Bundesliga giants for a long while yet.
“The fans of BVB are really incredible, it’s hard to describe what you feel when you play in front of them,” Aubameyang admitted.
“The atmosphere they create, not just with the ‘Yellow Wall’, with the 25,000 fans present in each game, [but] for the whole 90 minutes, regardless of the result of the opponent.
“There are many things that the fans and the city of Dortmund generally appreciate. All of this has contributed to the decision to extend my contract to 2020 and I can imagine staying even longer.
“God alone knows what will happen in the future.”
It will be seen as a big blow to Guardiola’s plans to make a second approach for one of the best goal scorers in the Bundesliga. Aubamayeng has already hit the net 16 times in 17 appearances in all competitions this campaign.