MADRID – Chelsea got another top striker now.
Spanish giant club Barcelona announced on Thursday, that their striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has officially joined the English Premier League club Chelsea. Which is right before the transfer window of summer has closed.
Both Barcelona and Chelsea confirmed the transfer through their official websites and social media pages. The price of Aubameyang for this trade is as much as € 12 million.
The leaving of the 33 years old Gabonese is a profitable trade for Barca, as they had imported Aubameyang for free from Arsenal in this January.
In the eight months in Spain, Aubameyang scored 13 goals in 24 matches during representing the LA Liga club, maintained his great performance and high effective.
Former EPL Golden Boot Winner
In the four years representing Arsenal, he scored 68 goals in 128 appearances, average one score in two matches, helping The Gunners to win the runner-up of EFL Cup in 2017/18 season, runner-up of UEFA Europa League in 2018/19, the FA Cup 2019/20 champion and Community Shield in 2020.
The EPL Golden Boot winner in the 2018/19 season, leaving Arsenal on 31st January 2022, the last day of the winter transfer window being closed, to join Barca with free transfer and decrease of salary.
Now, the African is serving for the rival of Arsenal, same in London, he will probably be focused during the London derby match.
From Dortmund to Become Gunner
Aubameyang rose to fame in Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, which was brought to Germany from French club Saint-Étienne.
In Dortmund, he showed his ability as a super attacker, with 98 goals in 144 appearances in five seasons, helping the team to win the German Cup in 2016/17, and German Supercup in 2013 and 2014, while named as the Golden Boot winner of Bundesliga in 2016/17 season.
His reputation brought the attention of other European giant clubs, and invited by Arsenal to play in the most popular league worldwide.
Improve Chelsea Attacking
The participation of Aubameyang is expected to improve or strengthen the attacking power of Chelsea, which is being criticised in this season.
The Lions have only scored a total of six goals in five EPL matches, getting two wins, one draw and two losses, standing at 10th of Premier League now with eight points.
Chelsea faced weakness of their attacking players and striker to finish a shot, which depended on Raheem Sterling as the only efficient scorer, who had made three goals in this EPL season, half of the team’s total goals.
The Germany forward Kai Havertz and USA striker Christian Pulisic is in low performance as none score so far. The arrival of Aubameyang could bring the contest between club attackers. This may motivate them to put more effort in the front of the field.
Moreover, Aubameyang didn’t have to play in the FIFA World Cup 2022 because Gabonese national team was disqualified for the tournament. This gives him more time to rest in the winter in order to save his strength and focus on the club competitions.