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BVB hope Batshuayi comes with goals

Borussia Dortmund have a proven track record in recent seasons of replacing a departing top striker with an equally efficient forward and the Ruhr valley…

Borussia Dortmund have a proven track record in recent seasons of replacing a departing top striker with an equally efficient forward and the Ruhr valley club is hoping to continue this run with the arrival of Michy Batshuayi.

The Belgian joined until the end of the season on a loan deal from Chelsea in order to fill the gap left by the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season’s Bundesliga top scorer, to Arsenal and the Premier League on Wednesday.

Replacing the Gabon international is no small feat with Abameyang having scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund.

He also grabbed 15 goals in 32 Champions League matches for them as well as another 15 in 15 German Cup games for a stellar scoring record during his four-and-a-half years in Germany.

Until his disciplinary offences in the past weeks where he missed a meeting or “was not focused enough” that angered Dortmund fans as he essentially forced his transfer, he was a crowd favourite with a lethal finish and 13 league goals to his name already this season.

But Aubameyang had also arrived as second fiddle in Dortmund to Robert Lewandowski back in 2013. Only after the Pole’s departure for Bayern Munich did Aubameyang really shine.

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