Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who previously played for Barcelona, has returned to the Premier League to help Chelsea’s assault. Aubameyang and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will work together again after their time at Borussia Dortmund.
The striker grabbed 79 goals in 95 games under the German and brings much-needed scoring pedigree to a blunt Blues frontline.
He joins the Blues on a two-plus-one year deal, with Barcelona receiving $11.94 million as transfer fee. Further, this operation involves Marcos Alonso in a player-plus-cash deal, with the Spaniard coming to the Camp Nou on a three-year deal.
“I’m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting,” Aubameyang said in a statement.
This is a deal that Chelsea desperately needed to complete after losing Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner this summer. Aubameyang has a track record of scoring goals, and he proved it in the Premier League by winning the Golden Boot with Arsenal.