According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Chelsea are on the verge of an agreement to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The latest proposal submitted by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy is believed to be worth around £6.5 million, with left-back Marcus Alonso moving in the opposite direction. The price for the striker has seemingly fallen from the original asking prices that were reported.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Chelsea close to agreement for ‘Exceptional’ Striker
🚨 Chelsea on verge of agreement to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. Latest bid ~€7.5m + Marcos Alonso. Proposed deal 2+1y (y3 based on % of apps in y2). 33yo currently in Barcelona. Moving towards conclusion @TheAthleticUK #CFC #FCBarcelona https://t.co/ZiKsnQjGDO
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2022
Gabon International Suffers Set Back
The Gabon international striker reportedly currently earns around £82k‐a‐week, with talks between the two clubs are moving towards a conclusion, with the “exceptional” striker wanting to play Champions League football.
Chelsea are working on the proposed contract, which is thought to be a two year deal with an option of an additional 12 months based on the player’s percentage of performances in his second year at the club.
A potential setback for the deal occurred when the 33-year-old striker suffered a broken jaw while dealing with a burglary at his home in the Catalan city. The injury occurred as the Barcelona star tried to protect his family from robbers. It is anticipated the injury will keep the striker sidelined for a number of weeks, with the exact length of absence dependent on if surgery is needed.
Gabon Striker to Bolster the Blues
Chelsea have lost Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner this transfer window, with Chelsea identifying Aubameyang as their “priority.” The Catalan giants are in the midst of well-documented financial struggles, which has made the West London club optimistic they can strike a reasonable deal for the ex-Arsenal striker.
He would bring a proven goalscoring record to Chelsea, combined with his excellent movement and explosive speed, seemingly making him a great fit for the Chelsea team and their style of play.
Negotiations for Pierre Aubameyang are progressing, working to reach full agreement. Last Chelsea bid being discussed: £10m fee plus Marcos Alonso to Barça. 🚨🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Thomas Tuchel has proven he knows how to get the best out of the Barcelona star when together at Borussia Dortmund, he scored 56 goals in 63 Bundesliga appearances. He then moved to Arsenal, where he showed his class, scoring 92 times in 163 games.