Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has completed a permanent transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea for 12 million euros.
The Gabon international joins the Blues on a two-year contract and becomes the sixth signing of the summer.
He scored 13 goals in 23 appearances for Barca last term, helping them rise from sixth in La Liga when he joined in February to finish as runners-up.
“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,” Aubameyang said.
Chelsea 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,” Boehly added.
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners, added: ‘We are really pleased to welcome Pierre-Emerick back to London as one of the final and important pieces to be added at Chelsea this summer. He’s a world-class forward and a leader, and we can’t wait to see him in blue this season.’
The 33-year-old scored 68 times for Arsenal in four years at the Emirates, averaging better than a goal every two games in all competitions and sharing the Golden Boot award in 2018/19 alongside Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
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