Chelsea star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has begun talks to end his contract, allowing him to join a new club on a free transfer during the summer transfer window. That’s according to Sport, who claims the striker is eager to quit the Blues in the coming weeks.
While this would open the path for a possible transfer to Barcelona, it is not the Blues’ current goal. According to the source, the club is now hesitant to help this exit due to the amount of money they paid to get the striker last summer.
However, it demonstrates Aubameyang’s desire to help the transition, which might make the West London club’s exit simpler. That might be crucial for them before Mauricio Pochettino takes over as head coach, with the former Tottenham manager the overwhelming favorite.
One thing is certain for Chelsea: there is an imbalance in the team that must be corrected following an influx of arrivals over the last 12 months. Aubameyang is one of those who hasn’t worked, seldom appearing in the first team despite the club’s inability to score goals.
Rumors of a return to Barcelona have begun, with the striker stating that he would like to return to the Spanish club. When questioned about a return to Barcelona during a TikTok life, the striker told DjamLife, through Fabrizio Romano, “I’d like to return to Barcelona… but we’ll see.”
Due to Blaugrana’s need to cut back on expenses, no transfer fee and salary decrease are necessary. It remains to be seen if the Blues will allow that to happen as the summer transfer window approaches, but it might be a tremendous boost if the canceled agreement kicks off the large squad clearout.