Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has resisted the lure of other clubs to stay loyal to Borussia Dortmund.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has resisted the lure of other clubs to stay loyal to Borussia Dortmund.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: "The Premier League has never attracted me"

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his love for Borussia Dortmund, calling the Bundesliga leaders "my family".

Aubameyang has become a Dortmund icon after scoring 93 goals in 135 Bundesliga appearances for BVB since joining them from French club Saint-Etienne in 2013, and even topped the German top-flight scoring chart last season with a record 31 strikes, a tally no foreign-born player had ever achieved before.

"We've started well"

The footballing world has been watching him with keen eyes since he moved to the Signal Iduna Park, with goals becoming a weekly show from the Gabon striker. He has admitted Paris Saint-Germain were interested in taking him to the French capital last summer, but he now has no regrets that the talks came to nothing.

"I'm very happy to have stayed at Dortmund, because I realised they are my family," Aubameyang, who was born in France, told French TV programme Telefoot. "Things are going well, we've started well."

His team's sprint out of the Bundesliga blocks to race five points clear at the top of the table have been fuelled by Aubameyang's goals, ably assisted by Christian Pulisic and Shinji Kagawa.

Watch: Aubameyang hits a hat-trick as Dortmund strike six

"Not attracted to Premier League"

Though he drew a blank against Augsburg on Matchday 7, and even saw a penalty saved by Marwin Hitz, the former AC Milan prodigy has still netted eight times in seven league matches, and already registered an impressive 12 goals in ten competitive outings in 2017/18.

That sort of electric form is unlikely to deter suitors. After PSG, Manchester City already tried to sweep him away to England in the closing hours of the summer transfer window, but Aubameyang revealed he has no interest in testing his ability in the English Premier League.

"The Premier League has never attracted me," said the 28-year-old. "It's just my personal opinion."

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