It looks like Chelsea are now very close to signing Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this window.
Aubameyang to Chelsea is now very close and is a straight-cash deal. https://t.co/QCY6eWLjN0
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 25, 2022
It looks like he played his final game for the club last night in a charity match against Manchester City, a game in which he scored a very good goal in. This goal also just shows exactly what he brings to any team, and that is clinical finishing, exactly what Thomas Tuchel needs in his attack.
WHAT A GOAL AUBAMEYANG
— 🌊 (@Vintage_Cfc) August 24, 2022
This move has been greeted by negativity from some Chelsea fans due to his age, the fact he allegedly had an attitude problem at Arsenal, and the fee….
However, none of the above matters to me at all. The fee I think isn’t even going to be that high for a prolific all round striker. Age is nothing in modern day football, just refer to Thiago Silva. And finally, his attitude problem? Well, Tuchel knows him better than any of us and I’m sure if he was concerned about that then he would not be pushing so hard to get him signed.
In fact, the pair clearly have a great relationship, otherwise neither would be prepared to reunite, which is what it looks like they will be doing again now very soon. Also, I think Aubameyang will simply be coming in as a short-term fix anyway, before targeting a player like Christopher Nkunku, who will have a low release clause, next summer.
If Tuchel is all for it, then so am I. And if Chelsea get this done, then they are signing a very good striker, that’s the bottom line here.<