Chelsea and Barcelona have agreed a huge deal for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to sources in Spain.
Well connected site Relevo says that there’s a €22m initial offer on the table, with a further €5m in variables available.
That’s a monster sum to be honest, for a player who Arsenal were willing to let go for free about 6 months ago.
Acuerdo 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐜̧𝐚 – 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐚 por Aubameyang.
📌 Ambos clubes tienen muy avanzado el traspaso del delantero, en una operación cercana a los 22M + 5M en variables.
— Relevo (@relevo) August 22, 2022
Yes this team needs a striker, and yesterday’s result is more likely than most to trigger immediately and urgent spending, but this doesn’t feel like a good move at all.
He’s old, he had some disciplinary problems towards the end at Arsenal, and we’re just handing Barcelona cash for a player that was considered pretty much worthless in Janury.
He scored some goals there, and could well score some goals here. But is he going to make the team better long term? We have our doubts.
In any case, it looks like he will be a Chelsea player soon.