Can Aubameyang and Lewandowski combine? Aubameyang reacts to the signing of Lewandowski

Photo: Getty Images

Barcelona have signed up Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, and the veteran striker joins Barcelona with a lot of experience.

Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he’s pleased with the signing of his former Borussia Dortmund teammate.

He said: “I was really excited because I know him well we played together at Dortmund and had some nice times over there.

“I was just happy and when this was official we are reunited and we had some fun words about the past, but I’m really happy because this is how Barcelona will compete, with great strikers and that’s what this club is all about.

“Obviously I think we have more experience, we can maybe do better than the past in Dortmund I am sure about that.

“Personally, I will try to give my best and I’m sure he will do it. We will hope we have better numbers than in the past.”

Aubameyang has proven to be a brilliant signing for Barca, after joining from Arsenal in January.

There’s also the big question of whether Aubameyang and Lewandowski can blend.

Aubameyang struggled during the latter stages of his Arsenal career when he was deployed on the wing by Mikel Arteta.

Aubameyang could be set to go out wide again, but he believes he can fit in with the Poland international.

Asked if manager Xavi had expanded on his plan to accommodate two world class strikers, Aubameyang said: “Yes a little bit .

“He was talking to all of us that we have to compete this year to win titles. Of course when you talk about trophies we need a competitive team.

“That’s why we have a lot of strikers and midfielders and defenders. This is the way to achieve things this season.”