Bat­shuayi vows to do Aubameyang cel­e­bra­tion

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BERLIN - Michy Bat­shuayi is de­ter­mined to fill the boots of Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang at Borussi a Dort­mund, so much so that he is go­ing to steal his cel­e­bra­tion.

The Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional formed part of a striker mer­rygo-round on dead­line day of the win­ter trans­fer win­dow, as three deals were com­pleted in quick suc­ces­sion.

As Aubameyang left Dort­mund for Arse­nal, Olivier Giroud was freed to head for Chelsea.

His ar­rival at Stam­ford Bridge nudged Bat­shuayi down the peck­ing or­der, so he com­pleted the cir­cle by mak­ing a loan switch to Ger­many.

The 24-year-old made a pos­i­tive im­pres­sion in his new sur­round­ings, net­ting twice on de­but, a nd v owed to e mu­late Aubameyang’s goal cel­e­bra­tion if he finds the tar­get on his home bow against Ham­burg yes­ter­day.

“I will do the som­er­sault in my new sta­dium,” Bat­shuayi told re­porters ahead of the Bun­desliga fix­ture.

The Bel­gian should be in con­fi­dent mood head­ing into a meet­ing with a strug­gling out­fit that sits in­side the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

He had al­ready net­ted 10 times for Chelsea this sea­son be­fore be­ing deemed sur­plus to re­quire­ments.

Dort­mund are de­lighted to have seen that exit door opened, with a proven per­former added to their books.

Peter Stoger is pre­pared to show the kind of faith in Bat­shuayi that he was de­nied at Stam­ford Bridge un­der An­to­nio Conte, with his new boss hop­ing the goals will flow against Ham­burg.

Michy Bat­shuayi.

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