Aubameyang joins Chelsea, as Marcos Alonso joins Barcelona

Chelsea have acquired the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward moved to Catalunya in January after his contract with Arsenal was terminated.

After Xavi’s side brought in Bayern Munich net popper, Robert Lewandowski, the Gabon International was deemed excess to requirements, especially with Depay also not leaving.

Spanish left back, Marcos Alonso, was however included in the deal as he moved in the opposite direction.

Aubameyang is joining a Chelsea side that just sold Timo Werner back to RB Leipzig, while last summer’s big money signing, Romelu Lukaku also returned to Internazionale on a season long loan.

The new number 9 has signed a 2 year contract with the option of an extra year.

Sky Sports reported that Aubameyang suffered a minor fracture of his jaw in an attack on his home over the weekend. The Gabon forward, who is expected to be out of action for three weeks, can resume non-contact training next week.

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