Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to the Chinese League is unlikely to happen if recent reports are to believed. The Gabon international had another stellar season with Borussia Dortmund and even though they finished in a Champions League place, many believe this is the summer when he finally moves to pastures new.
He’s had a lot of individual success at the club but hasn’t been able to win silverware with the club. The DFB Pokal was perhaps the most prominent trophy he lifted with BVB as the DFL Super Cup is hardly anything to be proud of.
Chelsea, who are set to let Diego Costa leave, missed out on Romelu Lukaku who made the move to Manchester United for a hefty fee. With the Blues lagging behind in terms of attacking reinforcements, the fans are starting to get a bit agitated and it’s be the best time to sign Aubameyang and ease their fears.
Stats and what he’ll offer Chelsea
With 31 goals in 32 games, he was deadly efficient in front of goal last season and picked up the golden boot.
If you’d ever make a movie about the quintessential striker in the modern game, Aubameyang would probably feature as the main protagonist. He’s fast, had quick feet which makes him elusive in the attack, can hold of defenders, is strong in the air, and most important of all, can finish with much aplomb. What more do you need?
Having played under both Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea fans can rest assured that he can not only replace Costa’s goals, but also his overall game play. Diego was known for his hardworking approach and winning tough battles, that’s something Aubameyang has managed to do well too.
Is Aubameyang worth the money?
He will cost a fortune, but he assures goals. At 28, he is at the peak of prowess and can give at least three good years to Chelsea. Not to mention, the style of the Bundesliga – which is similar to the Premier League – will help him acclimatise even faster to the English top flight. Games will be more open the Premier League, so Aubameyang’s goal tally might shoot up even more.
In this day and age, quality won’t come cheap. If Chelsea were willing to pay more than 70 million quid for Lukaku, they sure as hell shouldn’t fret for paying a slightly similar fee for one of the best strikers in world football right now.