Todd Boehly told how much Chelsea need to pay Barcelona to seal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal, as Thomas Tuchel keen on a reunion.
For the upcoming season, the Blues are looking for a consistent supply of goals In order to improve his attacking options before the summer transfer window closes, Thomas Tuchel has received Chelsea’s asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Raheem Sterling has already joined the Blues, but Tuchel may not have enough options going forward if Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner leave the club. Werner is close to returning to RB Leipzig. After their tepid victory against Everton, the German faced criticism for his team’s inability to score as many goals as Liverpool and Manchester City.
At Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel and Aubameyang previously collaborated, and the two continue to enjoy a wonderful working relationship. The former Arsenal striker is statistically only Kylian Mbappe’s superior goal scorer that Tuchel has ever managed, and he might be offered for a reasonable fee.
Aubameyang, who recently joined Barcelona after leaving the Emirates just seven months ago, has fallen down the Spanish pecking order as a result of Robert Lewandowksi’s acquisition. Cashing in on the 33-year contract could be a method for the Catalan club, which is currently experiencing a severe financial problem, to raise more stable revenues that would also enable them to sign new players.
Alvaro Montero, a Spanish football analyst who spoke with Sky Sports, believes that a reasonable compromise can be reached. If Chelsea, for example, offers 15 or 20 million euros, given Barcelona’s financial circumstances, perhaps they will need to persuade Xavi and the player that leaving is their best course of action.
Lewandowski starting as the first striker will prevent Aubameyang from participating. Xavi has expressed his desire for the player to stay to the club and the player himself. Aubameyang is aware of Chelsea’s interest in signing him. Barcelona, a football team, does it as well. The only distinction is that even Aubameyang realizes Robert Lewandowski will play as Xavi’s number 9, for sure.
In his brief time at the Nou Camp, the former Premier League golden boot winner scored 11 goals and provided one assist. He is still viewed as a viable option in Tuchel’s new flexible front-line, but there hasn’t been any sign of progress toward a contract as Todd Boehly keeps his striker options open.
Chelsea is still exploring a surprise bid for Cristiano Ronaldo during this transfer window, and if deals for Wesley Fofana and Frenkie de Jong are successfully closed on schedule, another attacker might be added. The question would be whether it makes sense to spend more than £15–20 million on a 33-year-old player with minimal potential for resale.
When it comes to how Chelsea handles aging players, there is no longer a strict rule, as evidenced by Kalidou Koulibaly’s asking price of £35 million. Perhaps Armando Broja has a somewhat different perspective.
There will be little disagreement if Tuchel decides to sign Aubameyang to a permanent contract, possibly because it will be simpler to complete the transfer or because he sees the value in keeping him past this season. This is especially true given that no Chelsea player has scored more league goals than he has in the past two seasons (22) since Didier Drogba in 2010.
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