Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Signs For Chelsea On Deadline Day

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is BACK in the Premier League as Chelsea confirm £12m player-plus-cash deal – which sees Marcos Alonso head to Barcelona – for the ex-Arsenal forward on deadline day… helping top-flight spending exceed £2BILLION this summer

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Former Arsenal man returns to the Premier League reuniting with Thomas Tuchel

Joined Barcelona in January this year from Arsenal after disciplinary trouble

The Gabonese forward flew into London on Thursday to complete the deal

The signing sees the Premier League’s summer spending exceed £2billion

Chelsea confirmed the signing of Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a deal worth £12m plus left back Marcos Alonso, late on Thursday night.

The move marks a return to England for Aubameyang, who only joined the Catalan side in February on a free after his exit from Arsenal, and will see him reunite with former boss Thomas Tuchel.

Aubameyang will join Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, Carney Chukwuemeka and Wesley Fofana at Chelsea after new owner Todd Boehly splashed out £280m this summer.

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Marcos Alonso will depart the club as part of the deal – after six years with the London club

Speaking to the club website, Aubameyang said: ‘I’m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and 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.’

Meanwhile, Chairman Todd Boehly said: ‘Pierre-Emerick is an elite striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and his arrival strengthens our squad, giving us new attacking options.

‘We are thrilled to have Pierre-Emerick on board with us in the new era at Chelsea and we’re really looking forward to working with him.’

The former Arsenal captain has signed a two-year contract with the west London side, in a deal that will see full-back Marcos Alonso head the other way.

The former Arsenal captain has penned a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge following the move

Todd Boehly has had an immediate impact at Chelsea, spending over £250m this summer

Aubameyang will have to wait several weeks for his Chelsea debut after suffering a broken jaw in an armed robbery at his home in the early hours of Monday.

The deal will form part of a record window for the top flight, with Nottingham Forest signing a staggering 19 players, as the Premier League’s spending exceeds £2billion.

Chelsea also sealed a season-long loan deal for Juventus’s Denis Zakaria after being frustrated in their attempts to land two central midfielders, Ajax’s Edson Alvarez and PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare.

The London club also allowed 21-year-old Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour to join Brighton for £9m.

Thomas Tuchel will reunite with the forward who he enjoyed working with in Dortmund

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