Chelsea have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the sale of Marcos Alonso. Both players will be switching clubs as part of a deadline day transfer, with the final details agreed between the two parties.
The Gabon international was recently the victim of an armed robbery. His house was robbed, and he suffered a broken jaw in the process. However, that has not proven to be an obstacle as he is now set to reunite with Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marcos Alonso set for Chelsea-Barca transfer
Alonso had an agreement with Barcelona for weeks, and the deal was agreed as well. But, it was held up due to the interest in Aubameyang. Now, a deal has been arranged with the Spaniard returning to his home country.
Chelsea will pay €14 million alongside the left-back joining Barcelona as part of the deal. The striker has agreed a two-year deal with the West London club, and has an option to extend for another year. He joins the list of ex-Arsenal players to feature for Chelsea, which includes Ashley Cole, Olivier Giroud and Cesc Fabregas among others.
The Blues have finally found a striker that is experienced in the Premier League and can aid their finishing woes.