In wake of loaning striker Ciro Immobile to Sevilla for the 2015/2016 campaign after a disappointing debut season at Dortmund, Borussia’s Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has stated that the German club will be looking to add another striker to bolster the squad’s attacking options. After the departure of Ciro Immobile, Borussia Dortmund are left with only two strikers in the form of Gabon forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Colombian striker Adrian Ramos as they look to perform better than they did last season. Quoting Michael Zorc he said
“We never said we wouldn’t sign another striker after letting Ciro Immobile go,” he told reporters. “It’s not imperative that we sign another striker. Obviously it’s something we’re continuing to discuss. We’ll keep looking at the market but it has to make absolute sense. We’re counting on Adrian coming back soon and Auba is in outstanding form up front. But we don’t have to rule anything out. We’ll take a look at it There’s still a bit of time.”
This recent turn out of events may come as good news to Arsene Wenger who has been plotting to bring in Aubameyang to strengthen his team attacking options. With Dortmund looking to bring in a new striker this could mean that the German team is already preparing for the departure of the Gabon forward in the event that he eventually goes to Arsenal.
As things stand Dortmund have 2 strikers which are Aubameyang and Ramos along with German Winger Marco Reus who can be used as a make-shift striker. Addition of another striker to the existing ones will only cause discomfort about issues of playing time which might eventually kick open the departure door for one of the strikers presumably Aubameyang. If Dortmund eventually signs another striker then the transfer of Aubameyang to Arsenal becomes a real possibility.