Barça: an English cador thinks of Aubameyang


What if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left FC Barcelona in the offseason? Confined to the status of Robert Lewandowski’s understudy, the Gabonese striker is on the shelves of a Premier League club.

Under contract until 2025

The recruitment of Robert Lewandowski changed the game. With the arrival of the Polish striker at FC Barcelona for the sum of 45 million euros, from Bayern Munich, the situation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to change. And for good reason, since there is no doubt that the 33-year-old gunner will settle at the forefront of the Blaugrana attack for the 2022-2023 season. As a result, the Gabonese goleador’s playing time is likely to drop dramatically in the coming months unless Xavi decides to field him on one side.

13 goals in 23 games

The case of the former member of Borussia Dortmund, linked until June 2025 with Barça, does not leave a flagship Premier League formation indifferent. If we are to believe the information revealed by journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are thinking of the native of Laval. In search of a new offensive element following the departure to Inter Milan of Romelu Lukaku, the Blues have started discussions with the former resident of AS Saint-Etienne. On the other hand, the winner of the 2021 Champions League has not yet sent a concrete offer to FC Barcelona for the 33-year-old striker. Apart from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Londoners are also targeting Benjamin Sesko.

Despite this interest from across the Channel, a departure in the coming weeks does not seem to be on the agenda, unless an offer impossible to refuse. Recruited free last January by the Catalans, after leaving Arsenal, the recently retired international scored 13 goals in 23 games in all competitions during the second half of the 2021-2022 season, including 11 goals in 17 La Liga games. If he stays at Camp Nou, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to hang on to competition from Robert Lewandowski.