- The Gabonese striker, who does not think about moving from Barca despite Chelsea’s interest, also has the confidence of the Barca coach
To the interest of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in continuing at FC Barcelona despite the interest that Chelsea has shown in taking over his services, there is also that of Xavi Hernandez, who has the Gabonese striker for his project this season. The Barca coach is delighted with his contribution to the team and believes that with him and Lewandowski, Barca has two of the best ‘9’s in all of Europe and the team will benefit greatly from this competition, as it will be able to recover the goal it lost after Leo Messi‘s departure last summer towards PSG.
Likewise, and with the idea that he can play more minutes, Xavi has also taken advantage of the tour of the United States to test the Gabonese on the wings, a position that is not new to ‘ Auba ‘. In fact, the Gabonese international already played in that demarcation at Borussia Dortmund, partnering precisely with Lewandowski in attack in the 2013-14 season.
Added to Xavi‘s blind faith in Aubameyang is the fact that for now, no one from Chelsea has contacted Barca to test them for the possibility of acquiring Aubameyang’s services.
Despite the fact that the two clubs have been in regular contact in recent weeks due to Barca’s interest in acquiring the services of both Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, no one from the ‘blue’ club has at any time put in the table named after Aubameyang.
With a contract until 2025, although with an option to leave in June 2023, the Gabonese striker is completing his seventh professional adventure at Barca, after having played in France, Germany, England, and Spain. He would only have Serie A left to complete the four major European leagues -he trained at AC Milan because his father worked there but did not make his debut with the first team-, but right now his only plans are to continue scoring goals with Barca and one day lift the Champions League, a title that led him to sign for the Barca team and with which he hopes to fulfill his objective.