Aubameyang returns to the EPL after joining Chelsea from Barcelona

Aubameyang returns to the EPL after joining Chelsea from Barcelona

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona before the summer transfer window closed on Thursday, giving manager Thomas Tuchel a new striker in a season when they were unable to work with Romelu Lukaku.

Aubameyang, 33, returns to the Premier League after just seven months at Barcelona, ​​where he moved after being released by Arsenal. The deal was reportedly worth $14 million.

“I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting,” said Aubameyang, who signed a two-year deal in a transfer announced by Chelsea almost 90 minutes after the deadline.

The west London club is the biggest spender in Europe after spending around £280m this window.

Aubameyang will not be immediately available for Chelsea this week after suffering a jaw injury in the home attack in Spain. Armed robbers punched Gabon International in the face and forced him to open a safe for the jewelry, officials said.

Aubameyang, who has scored 13 goals in 23 games in total for Barcelona, ​​was expected to be sidelined for several weeks.

The Gabonese striker played for Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund.

Lukaku is Inter Milan’s seventh most expensive footballer after joining Chelsea for $135m in less than a year on loan.

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