Former Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has completed a permanent transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea.
This marks a return to the Premier League for the Gabonese forward, having left earlier this year to join Barcelona after a fallout with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
“I’m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting,” Aubameyang told the Chelsea website.
The experienced forward joins the Blues on a two-year contract and becomes the sixth senior signing of the summer window to bolster our men’s squad following a seven-month stay at Camp Nou.
He scored 13 goals in 23 appearances for Barca last term, helping them rise from sixth in La Liga when he joined in February to finish as runners-up.
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly has welcomed Aubameyang signing saying his arrival will strengthen the Blues.
“Pierre-Emerick is an elite striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and his arrival strengthens our squad, giving us new attacking options. We are thrilled to have Pierre-Emerick on board with us in the new era at Chelsea and we’re really looking forward to working with him,’” commented Boehly.
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