Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino has decided to end a failed Chelsea player a year early. and the player has a new agency
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly set to join Marseille and leave Chelsea on a free after becoming a low-choice. At Stamford Bridge, the 34-year-old was not present at Mauricio Pochettino’s pre-season training camp for the Blues, who clearly had no faith in Aubameyang, who netted one goal in 15 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season . He now appears to have ended his frustrating period with the London club.
That is according to transfer king Fabrizio Romano, who claimed on Twitter that Aubameyang has signed a three-year contract with Marseille. He wrote: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to join ยูฟ่าเบท Marseille Olympic team here we go!”
Chelsea signed Aubameyang from Barcelona for £10.3m last summer. He penned a contract until 2024, but now looks set to be canceled before a year. As a result, the Gabon international has to go on to be marked as one of the most disappointing signings in the Blues’ recent history. Especially considering the number of goals he has scored for Arsenal in the Premier League.
Scoring was a huge problem for Chelsea last season. They scored just 38 goals in the Premier League , a key reason for their 12th-place finish. It remains to be seen if Pochettino will bring in a new striker. Especially Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave the team permanently this summer.
Chelsea have brought in Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku who can play up front. They have also been linked with Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic, but his wage demands are in question for the Blues. Eli Wahi is the more likely option. The Montpellier striker scored 19 goals in Ligue 1 last season. And Chelsea hope to reach an agreement with him. ‘within this week’
Chelsea’s plan, however, was to send Wahi on loan to sister club Strasbourg. So he wouldn’t be an immediate option for Pochettino. The manager may have to rely on the options already available in his squad, with Jackson, Nkunku and Armando Broja all coming under immense pressure to score goals for Chelsea this season.