Fabrizio Romano reported a deal: that former Arsenal Captain may return to EPL if Chelsea submits an official bid to Barcelona
Arsenal released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the last January transfer window, he was signed for free by Barcelona and right away there is a strong update coming from a reliable source at the moment about a possible move back to the English Premier League but to Arsenal London rival Chelsea. The Gunners Fans will definitely not be happy with this.
To be honest, I couldn’t believe Chelsea was interested in acquiring ex-Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since he left the club under a cloud just six months ago.
But it now appears that the Gabonese hitman is seeing the Chelsea hierarchy today, according to Fabrizio Romano.
There are information the Barcelona coach Xavi wants to keep the striker at all cost but maybe Barcelona management see an opportunity to do business that worth millions, they didn’t pay anything to sign him after all.
Pierre Aubameyang deal. Meeting in the next hours, scheduled since last Sunday – main focus will be on the personal terms. Lenght of contract and salary will be discussed today with Chelsea. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Right after, Chelsea will prepare their first official bid to Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/msuDbFNZuX
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2022
It’s especially strange given that the Arsenal All Or Nothing episodes about Aubameyang’s contentious exit in January were being aired at the time. And the fact that the Gabonese striker ceased scoring for Arsenal in his final six months at the club.
However, Chelsea appear to have a major tendency of acquiring hotshot attackers who promptly forget how to score once they arrive at stamford Bridge.
Gunners Invincible Parlour’s Opinion
Aubameyang was fired by Arsenal last season because manager Mikel Arteta became tired of his disciplinary issues, but he finally signed.
Alan Brazil of talkSPORT Breakfast questioned Gunners Invincible Parlour if the star’s possible departure to Stamford Bridge will tarnish his legacy at the club.
And the talkSPORT co-host suggested that the Barcelona man’s reputation inside the club may suffer as well.
“I doubt Arsenal supporters would be pleased,” Parlour stated.
“[Chelsea are] Arsenal’s adversaries; they’ll be battling with them if they want to finish in the top four this season.”
“But Aubameyang has been pushed out; he may still want to play in the Premier League, but Mikel Arteta has made it obvious that he is leaving.”
Just a month before signing a new three-year contract for £55 million in September 2020, the striker had scored both goals in Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea.
However, Aubameyang’s form deteriorated in subsequent seasons.
However, Parlour feels the striker will do a good job for the Blues and will provide a significant boost to Thomas Tuchel’s team.
“For me, it’s a no-brainer for Chelsea,” he concluded. [Timo] Werner has returned to RB Leipzig, therefore they are short on goals.
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“Aubameyang will undoubtedly score.” He was fantastic before signing his new deal with Arsenal. He won the FA Cup for Arsenal by himself. So if you can get him for one season, he’d be a wonderful signing because he’ll come back to prove people wrong, which is what he’ll be trying to accomplish.”
Chelsea are said to have bid £22.8 million for Aubameyang, who scored 92 goals in 163 appearances for Arsenal and 13 goals in 24 outings for Barcelona.
And, considering that he was bought on a free transfer in January, Parlour believes the Spanish club profiting from the transaction should not be overlooked.
“By the way, it’s a fantastic deal for Barcelona,” he added, “everyone has forgotten about Barcelona.” If they can sell him for £30 million, which is rumoured to be the asking price, they’ve done well.
“I mean, they got him for free, he’s played half a season, and they’re asking £30 million for him.”