Believed by many to be San Siro-bound following the Rossonerri’s very public enquiries over his availability in July, the Bundesliga’s top scorer of the 2016/17 season has clarified that the only move that was available to him was to China.
“No-one can say what the future holds,” Aubameyang told Welt am Sonntag.
“It is true that I spoke to Borussia Dortmund before I went on vacation,” the 28-year old continued. “I told them my thoughts, that I was maybe ready to try something different. It was open and fair with Michael Zorc and Hans-Joachin Watzke.
“But none of the clubs that wanted me could make it happen. So I’ll stay here at Borussia Dortmund. I like staying here very much, as I feel at home in Dortmund.
“Of course, China was an option. It’s only natural that I thought about it when they offered that much money. I know many people said I couldn’t go to China because it would be a step backwards in football terms, but I think anyone would at least consider such an offer.
“I did receive an offer. However, the structures are not yet as professional as in Europe. I also noticed the back and forth when Anthony Modeste went to Tianjin Quanjian and it was anything but clear, so I set it aside.
“I believe in God and fate. I believe that everything happens for a reason, so this is the right path,” he added.