New Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has provided a defiant statement after joining the Blues from Barcelona on Deadline Day. The two clubs reached an agreement on September 1, the final day of the summer transfer window, for his return to London.
Aubameyang has joined the Premier League giants on a two-year deal. Thomas Tuchel’s side paid Barcelona around €14 million for his services (as per Fabrizio Romano ), as Marcos Alonso went the other way.
The Gabonese notably moved to the Camp Nou only in January this year after terminating his contract with Chelsea’s arch-rivals Arsenal. Aubameyang has now stated that he is eager to get started at his new club and told the Blues’ official website:
‘‘I’ m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting.’’
Club owner Todd Boehly, who is also their interim sporting director, had plenty of praise for the former Barcelona striker and said:
‘‘Pierre-Emerick is an elite striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and his arrival strengthens our squad, giving us new attacking options.
‘‘We are thrilled to have Pierre- Emerick on board with us in the new era at Chelsea and we’re really looking forward to working with him.’’