Newly signed Chelsea forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said he has some ‘unfinished business with the Premier League.’
The Gabon international returns to London after Barcelona and Chelsea reached an agreement that will see Chelsea pay £10.3m [€12m] for Aubameyang plus Marcos Alonso heading in the opposite direction.
Aubameyang netted 92 goals in 163 appearances for the North London side during his time there, before he was unceremoniously ousted from the squad by Mikel Arteta last summer.
He scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for Barcelona after joining the Spanish club in February from Arsenal.
The arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich has pushed the former Arsenal striker down the pecking order, and his exit was inevitable.
“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.” Auba said.
Tuchel’s relationship with Aubameyang is believed to have played a key role in bringing the former Dortmund forward to Chelsea. Aubameyang played under him at Borussia Dortmund between 2015 and 2017.
“I enjoyed working with him a lot, it was a pleasure. I’ve never had any issue. Some players stay your players, as you are very close. Auba is one of them players. Even when we played Arsenal, straight away it was a close bond”, Tuchel said to reporters earlier last month, August.
Aubameyang scored 79 goals in 95 games in during his time with Dortmund, 38 more than under any other manager.
Reacting to Auba’s move to Chelsea, former Chelsea forward, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes the 33-year-old forward still have goals in him.
“He’s someone who will bring goals and we know he can handle the pressure.” Hasselbaink told Skysports.
“He’s played for big clubs: Arsenal, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea need a number nine, an out and out number nine, and that is what he is.
“I think if you can sign him for the next couple of years, it’s a great signing. A great signing.”