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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejects interest from Manchester City and insists he’d rather go to China

The striker declares that he would follow in the footsteps of Ousmane Dembele and join Barcelona if the opportunity was to arise

Borussia Dortmund talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed that he is not interested in a transfer to Manchester City.

The 28-year-old considered a move to the Chinese Super League over the summer, despite interest from a host of Premier League clubs.

The striker netted 40 times in all competitions for the German club last term

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The striker netted 40 times in all competitions for the German club last term

City chief Pep Guardiola was unable to lure the striker away from the Bundesliga

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City chief Pep Guardiola was unable to lure the striker away from the Bundesliga

However, the Gabon captain opted to stick with the German champions and he appears content with his decision.


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Aubameyang told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’: “Manchester City? In fact, I’ve never been attracted to Premier League. This is a personal opinion.

“I thought about China, which seems, but it still lacks professionalism, unfortunately.

“I’m very happy to have stayed in Dortmund. It’s like a family to me.”

The 28-year-old joined BVB in 2013 on a five-year contract after spending two years with French giants Saint-Etienne.

Real Madrid, PSG and AC Milan also indicated a keen interest in the striker, but he was not tempted by a summer switch.

Aubameyang insists that he is happy to be still be under the management of Peter Bosz

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Aubameyang insists that he is happy to be still be under the management of Peter Bosz

Aubameyang celebrates a goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League

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Aubameyang celebrates a goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League

However, he did confess that he would have made the same choice as former team-mate Ousmane Dembele if confronted with the chance to join Barcelona.

The Gabon international added: “I don’t know what will happen at the end of the season.”

Aubameyang has been one of the game’s most sought after strikers for a while now, but he shot to prominence last term with 40 goals in all competitions for Peter Bosz’s side.

He has kicked this term’s campaign off in similar style, with 8 goals already marking him as the Bundesliga top scorer.

Aubameyang has insisted that he would follow in the footsteps of Ousmane Dembele and join Barca

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Aubameyang has insisted that he would follow in the footsteps of Ousmane Dembele and join Barca