Chelsea agree Aubameyang deal with Barcelona

Chelsea finally complete the transfer of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.

Chelsea agree Aubameyang deal with Barcelona

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign Pierre-
Emerick Aubameyang with Marcos Alonso going the other
way.
Sky Sports News reported early on Deadline Day that Chelsea
were closing in on an agreement with Barcelona for
Aubameyang. Chelsea are understood to be paying in the
region of £10m plus Alonso for the former Arsenal striker.
Aubameyang has been given permission to fly to the UK for his
medical and to finalise the deal, with personal terms not
expected to be a problem.

Aubameyang suffered a minor fracture of his jaw in an attack
on his home over the weekend.
The Gabon forward, who is expected to be out of action for
three weeks, can resume non-contact training next week.

Aubameyang moved to Barcelona on a free transfer from
Arsenal in January. He had three years left on his contract.
Although Thomas Tuchel has been reluctant to talk about
Aubameyang in public he is keen to work again with a player
who scored 79 goals for him in two seasons at Borussia
Dortmund.

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“Some players stay your players because you were very, very
close – and Auba is one of those players,” Tuchel told
journalists last month, effectively validating reports Chelsea
were eying a move for his former striker.
While the Gabon international created headlines for the right
and wrong reasons during his time at Arsenal, Aubameyang
simply produced goals at Borussia Dortmund under Tuchel –
with 56 goals in 63 appearances across two campaigns.

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That partnership ended when Dortmund sacked Tuchel at the
end of the 2016/17 season and Aubameyang joined Arsenal in
the winter window of 2018 for a then-club-record £60m –
hitting the ground running with 10 league goals in just 12
starts.
However, his goal ratio dipped incrementally over four
campaigns and culminated with him being stripped as club
captain for disciplinary reasons before leaving the club by
mutual consent six weeks later and joining Barcelona on a free
transfer.

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