Chelsea have officially announced the signing of world-class striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.
The reported fee is £12 million plus Marcos Alonso going to the Nou Camp, as revealed earlier by Fabrizio Romano. Marcos Alonso’s deal will be announced on Friday.
Chelsea Offically Announce Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 2 year Deal
Aubameyang is Officially a Blue
After a long transfer saga and still minor details to be sorted just before the deadline, Chelsea have got their man. His contract will be two years with an option of a further year.
Chelsea’s new talisman has gone from red, to red and blue to blue and will return to London just 8 months after leaving. Aubameyang comes in to replace the void left by the departures of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, whose Chelsea careers never seemed to kick off.
Chelsea’s Need for Aubameyang to Hit the Ground Running
The Gabonese International returns to the Premier League with a good record already, scoring 68 goals and getting 16 assists in just 128 appearances. In his brief time in Catalonia, the striker managed 13 goals in 24 appearances. Chelsea need goals after a relatively poor start to the season. Tuesday’s match against Southampton showcased their issues, having 10 shots at goal, only scoring once and looking unthreatening throughout. In their huge London derby against Spurs earlier in the month, Chelsea dominated the proceedings but weren’t clinical, allowing a route for Spurs back into the game and ultimately steal a point.
Aubameyang should bring goals to Stamford Bridge. The 33-year-old is Premier League proven and had captained Arsenal before falling out with manager Mikel Arteta, so should bring with him experience and leadership. Thomas Tuchel will have to ensure he gets Aubameyang on his side early, as his form will be paramount to Chelsea’s bid to keep their Champions League spot, amid fierce competition from the rest of the big six.