Chelsea are in advanced talks with Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a possible move to Stamford Bridge in the transfer window this summer.
The Blues under Thomas Tuchel are engineering a move for Aubameyang from Barcelona before the window concludes. Tuchel’s campaign has not gotten off to an ideal start and the loss to Leeds United has added to the worries.
It became clearer after the game against the Elland Road club that Chelsea require a striker in the front line. Tuchel believes adding Aubameyang to the squad this summer could help fix this issue for the rest of the season.
Chelsea engineering move for Aubameyang
Chelsea have seen the exits of Timo Werner to RB Leipzig and loan move of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. Now, it has become necessary for the club to add a striker’s profile to give them the necessary goals.
Tuchel has worked with Aubameyang back at Bundesliga during the Dortmund days and shares a special bond. He shared his experience on working with the striker by saying-
“I enjoyed a lot working with him, it was a pleasure. This has nothing to do with the situation now, but some players stay your players because you were very, very close and Auba is one of those players,”
“We had a very close relationship. Always when he played here with Arsenal, it was straight away this close bond. They always stay your players in a way and Auba is one of those players.”
Chelsea have made decent signings in the window but they will still need to make some impact singings this summer. Moreover, it seems like a necessity to add a striker’s profile if the club has to compete at highest level.
It will be interesting to see if the club will be able to pull off this transfer for Aubameyang.
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