Arsenal and Tottenham blow! Top summer target signs new Borussia Dortmund contract

first_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Highly-sought after striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new long-term contract with Borussia Dortmund, snubbing interest from a host of top European and Premier League clubs.The 26-year-old Gabon star was linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham this summer on the back of a prolific season for the German outfit, netting 25 goals in all competitions.Liverpool were also thought to be chasing the rapid forward, who still had three years remaining on his previous contract.However, the Bundesliga giants were determined to keep hold of their star man and decided to “prematurely extend” his deal to fend off potential suitors, with Aubameyang penning a new five-year deal, committing to the club until 2020.“I’m absolutely delighted that the next years of my career will be spent at Borussia Dortmund,” said the forward, who arrived at the Westfalenstadion for just £10million from French side St Etienne in 2013“I feel very happy at the club, in this team and in this city. BVB has become like a second home to me. Every part of me wants to be here and I have never wanted to leave.”Sporting Director Michael Zorc added: “Auba has developed outstandingly. We are very happy that we have been able to tie him down to a long-term contract.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgTHURSDAY: The Valley Interfaith Council needs volunteers to deliver holiday meals to senior citizens this morning. In the Northeast Valley, call (818) 834-6100; (818) 766-5165 in the North Hollywood area; (818) 781-1101 in the Van Nuys area; and (818) 374-5350 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the West Valley. The Interfaith Assistance Program is heading a new toy drive for San Fernando Valley families. Toys can be dropped off at the VIC office, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3012. The Midnight Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Day meal, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 396 S. Los Angeles St. The Fred Jordan Mission will hold a Thanksgiving Day banquet, 10 a.m., 445 Towne Ave., Los Angeles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Rotary Club of Calabasas/Agoura Hills will host its 17th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for senior citizens, noon-2 p.m., at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The Hollywood Recreation Center will host a Thanksgiving Day dinner noon-6:30 p.m. at 1122 Cole Ave. in Hollywood. The Southland’s largest outdoor ice skating rink will be open to the public 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. The eighth annual L.A. Kings Downtown On Ice event runs through Jan. 16. Park hours are Monday-Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Skating is $6 per one-hour session and skate rental is $2. The Department of Water and Power will sponsor the 10th annual Holiday and Light Festival at Griffith Park 5 p.m.-10 p.m., along Crystal Springs Drive. Ends Dec. 30. Free shuttle service will be available from the Los Angeles Zoo, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11, and then nightly Dec.16-30. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected]last_img read more