Aubameyang has agreed to return to the Premier League, this time with Chelsea

Aubameyang has agreed to return to the Premier League, this time with Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to return to London, this time with Chelsea, as the Blues move Marcos Alonso to Barcelona with a €14m fee for the striker, sources have told Football Insider Fabrizio Romano.

He joins Thomas Tuchel after the pair worked together when Tuchel managed Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, with whom Aubameyang scored 79 goals in two seasons.

The transfer comes days after armed robbers broke into Aubameyang’s home in Barcelona and injured his jaw.

Aubameyang said he hopes he recovers quickly and that no one else was physically harmed during the robbery.

“Some brutal cowards entered our house and threatened my family and my children, just to steal something,” he said. “They hurt my jaw, but I’ll be fine soon.”

Authorities said Aubameyang was punched in the face and forced to open a safe where they kept the jewelry. According to reports, the assailants threatened him and his wife with guns and iron bullets.

“The feeling that we are no longer safe in our own home is hard to understand and explain, but as a family, we will overcome this and stand stronger than ever. Thank you for all the support, it’s really It means a lot to us.

Aubameyang joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Arsenal in January. Full-back Hector Bellerin will reportedly make a move this window.

The move for the striker adds to the £268million Tuchel has spent this summer including the signings of Wesley Fofana, Marc Cukorella, Raheem Sterling and Kaleido Koulibaly.

After joining Arsenal for a then club record £60M in the winter of 2018, having left Dortmund a season after Tuchel was sacked, Aubameyang scored 10 goals in 12 starts and was one of Arsenal’s most popular goalscorers.

But as his goal output declined and relations between new manager Mikel Arteta and Aubameyang became hostile, including the sacking of the captaincy, the Gabon international moved to Barcelona where he flashed his goalscoring prowess, He scored a hat-trick in just three games. League season.

As Barcelona made several moves in the summer transfer window, including the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Rafinha, Aubameyang’s playing time at Barca was questioned, prompting Chelsea to opt for a reliable scorer.

While Raheem Sterling has finally found his footing for the London side, Chelsea are still ninth in the table after dropping two of their first five games this season, including upsets to Leeds and Southampton. defeat

With files from The Associated Press

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