- The Chelsea coach acknowledged that he expects more signings in this final stretch of the market and the Barça striker is the main target to reinforce the ‘blue’ team’s attack
The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (33 years old) at Barça is still awaiting news and Chelsea, the club most interested in signing the Gabonese would be about to present an official transfer offer to take the scorer in these final days market. The operation of Aubameyang ‘s departure would allow the salary mass of the Barça first team to be reduced and Jules Koundé and the ‘tied up’ Marcos Alonso to be registered.
In this scenario, Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea coach, appeared this Friday at a press conference with a view to Sunday’s duel against Leeds United and was asked about the possibility of signing Aubameyang, a footballer he already had under his command at Borussia Dortmund. The German coach did not hide that he expects more additions to complete the ‘blue’ squad and was asked if the arrival of ‘ Auba ‘ would help his team to make a leap in quality.
“I think we can compete with this group, but it’s one thing to compete once a week and it’s another thing to compete for 60 times a year and three times a week. You need to have players who are fighting for their spot and competing for their minutes. It’s not just about It’s about tactics and team spirit, it’s also about the depth of the team”, said Tuchel about the possible reinforcement of Aubameyang, to later point out that “as long as the transfer window is open, there are always possibilities”.
After the departures of Lukaku and Werner, Chelsea want a proven striker to start and Aubameyang meets the profile the English club is looking for and has Tuchel ‘s endorsement. The information that arrives from England assures that ‘ Auba ‘ would have already reached an agreement with the Stamford Bridge team on his salary, which would rise ostensibly compared to what he earns at Barça, and the only thing missing is for Chelsea to present an offer superior to the 20 million euros, the amount that they aspire to enter the Barça club.