Chelsea agreed to take over from Barcelona to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Marcos Alonso went in a different direction. Sky Sports Sports Information reported on Deadline Day that Chelsea was closing in on an agreement with Barcelona over Aubameyang. Chelsea offered PS 7.5m plus Marcos Alonso as part of the deal, which could have proved enough for Barcelona to agree. Aubameyang, 33, is seen in footage from Sky Sports travelling to England to finalise the transfer. The former Arsenal striker and his representatives can be seen in the footage stepping out of a cab in the city. The Blues are offering Aubameyang a two-year deal with a third-year option. However, the player’s performance in the second year of his contract will determine if the extension is granted.
All sides are optimistic that the transfer will be completed before Thursday night’s transfer deadline. After Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner left, the Blues were in the market for a forward and finally found someone. The only known striker in Thomas Tuchel’s starting lineup is Armando Broja; however, Kai Havertz is chosen to lead the attack. After their home in Catalonia was broken into over the weekend, the Aubameyang family may benefit from moving to London.
While attempting to defend his wife and two kids from the burglars, Aubameyang was struck in the chin with an iron rod, shattering his jaw. He is expected to be out of operation for a few weeks and perhaps needs surgery. He could resume his duties more quickly by having surgery than by waiting for his jaw to heal on its own. Alonso, a seasoned servant, will return the other way to his own country. Barca will be happy that Alonso is a part of the deal after following the 31-year-old left-back all summer.
Barcelona’s inability to recruit potential new player Marcos Alonso due to their failure to date to unload left back Jordi Alba. If Alba consents to go on the final day, Barcelona can sell Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea and then sign Alonso. The club, however, is doubtful if they will be able to sign Alonso and the right back they are prioritising. Barcelona is now looking for a fix for Alba’s situation. The 33-year-old has been rumoured about a transfer to Italian Serie A superpower Inter Milan. Still, the Spaniard has declined to initiate discussions since he has no interest in leaving Camp Nou. If Alba stays and Alonso moves to Catalonia, Barcelona might have three left-backs in their lineup, including Alejandro Balde. He started the last two La Liga games for Xavi’s team.