Barcelona Transfer News: Diario SPORT claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to return to Barcelona. The Catalan giants are prepared to increase their pursuit of the refined Chelsea player in the hopes of re-signing him. While the veteran striker is willing to take a pay cut to return to Camp Nou, it remains to be seen if they can reunite.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reputation has plummeted dramatically over the last several years. In 2021, he was at the peak of his career, having just won the Premier League Golden Boot and been named captain of Arsenal. Disputes with Mikel Arteta terminated his time with the Gunners. He later signed with Barcelona.
The 33-year-old had a great second half of the 2021–22 season. He ended up being one of Barcelona’s top scorers. Aubameyang’s time at Barcelona came to an untimely end as he fell out of favour after Robert Lewandowski’s transfer to the club. To play with Thomas Tuchel again, he signed for Chelsea last summer.
Unfortunately, the 2022–23 season has been a nightmare for the Gabonese striker. He’s played slightly over 900 minutes and contributed three goals and an assist. Aubameyang’s falling value means he’ll probably depart Chelsea during the next summer transfer window. The cultured striker will be targeted for a re-signing by Barcelona before the 2023–24 season.
In the January transfer window, Barcelona tried to re-sign Aubameyang, but the deal fell through due to FIFA regulations. However, the Catalan giants still want to bring the Chelsea attacker back to Camp Nou. According to recent sources, the 33-year-old is Barcelona’s top transfer target.
Barcelona Transfer News: During the next summer transfer window, Barcelona will increase their efforts to capture Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea
Despite the Blaugrana’s best efforts, they just cannot afford to recruit Brazilian wonderkid, Vitor Roque. So, it should come as no surprise that Aubameyang is at the top of Barcelona’s transfer wishlist. The culturally sophisticated Chelsea star can only return to Barcelona if Chelsea releases him from his contract.
The discussions to sign Aubameyang have reached a critical point. The Catalan giants are prepared to move quickly. The former Arsenal captain is also willing to accept a wage reduction to rejoin Barcelona. However, Chelsea still has a chance to win. Probably, a trade can’t happen until the Blues are prepared to let go of their Gabonese striker.