As they are still licking their wounds following a 2-1 loss at the hands of Southampton on Tuesday, Chelsea have eased their goalscoring woes by signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Media reports in the United Kingdom and in Europe reveal that the Blues have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona for the services of the lanky hitman.
The two clubs are said to have agreed on a deal worth £12m and it involves defender Marcus Alonso, who will join the Spanish La Liga giants.
Football transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano and Sky Sports have it that the former Gabon international is set to fly out of Spain to London to seal the deal and also undergo his medical.
“Pierre Aubameyang to Chelsea and Marcos Alonso to Barça: here we go! Full agreement completed. €14m fee to Barcelona. #DeadlineDay More: Aubameyang will fly to London around 5pm! Two-year deal + one more option. Alonso in Spain to undergo medical and sign a three-year deal,” he wrote.
BBC Sports reports that ‘Auba’ had a buyout clause of 100m Euros (£83.4m) in his contract, but has only played eight minutes this season.
The 33-year-old finisher will become Chelsea’s seventh summer signing and will reunite with manager Thomas Tuchel, whom he worked with at Borussia Dortmund between 2015 and 2017.
Checking out his statistics at Emirates Stadium, Aubameyang found the back on 92 occasions out of 163 games in all competitions but left on a free transfer after falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.
Taking a look at his contribution at Camp Nou, Aubameyang netted 13 goals in 24 appearances for Barca after joining the Spanish club in February from English Premier League side, Arsenal.
As things stand, the Stamford Bridge-based club has two wins, two losses, and a single draw as they sit ninth on the Premier League table so far.
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