Aubameyang snubs Spurs and Newcastle in favour of the Germans.
Tottenham and Newcastle United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has snubbed the Premier League in favour of a move to Borussia Dortmund from Saint-Etienne.
The striker signs on a five-year at the Westfalenstadion for an undisclosed fee.
“We are very pleased that in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang we were able to sign a player we really wanted,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc was quoted in the Guardian.
“He is offensively very versatile, has a lot of pace in his game, is a threat in front of goal and will provide us with more options.”
Aubameyang had been grabbing the attention of several top European sides following a prolific campaign in France that saw the 24-year-old score 19 Ligue 1 goals in 37 matches.
Both Spurs and Newcastle had been keeping tabs on the Gabon international in a bid to improve their own attacking presence, but were always fighting a losing battle once Champions League finalists Dortmund entered the race.
The Bundesliga runners-up are an attractive prospect for any potential signing having won successive German league titles in 2011 and 2012 and being able to offer top European football next season – something the Magpies and Tottenham cannot.
The arrival of Aubameyang at Dortmund will increase speculation that top-scorer Robert Lewandowski will be leaving the club this summer.
The Pole was second in the goal-scoring list in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League in 2012/13, with a combined total of 34 strikes and has been strongly linked with a switch to Bayern Munich and Manchester United, among others.