Xavi Speaks on Allowing Aubameyang Leave Barcelona Amidst Interest From Chelsea

L-R: Barcelona Coach, Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona forward, Pierre Aubameyang, and Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel

Xavi Speaks On Allowing Aubameyang Leave Barca Amidst Interest From Chelsea

Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez, has made his stance on Aubameyang known as he is keen on keeping the player amidst Chelsea’s interest.

The former Arsenal man has been on the radar of a possible return to the Premier League as Xavi commence on a massive haul of players to give room for new signings.

Aubameyang, however, appeared to be on Xavi’s plan for the new season with the Blaugrana coach expressing his delight in keeping the Gabonese

“I’m counting on Pierre Aubameyang. I’m really delighted with him, he can help us. Those I am not counting on already know, they know won’t play. Between now and August 31, different things can happen. I really like Aubameyang” Xavi had said.

Prior to Xavi’s statement, Aubameyang had relished on working under Chelsea gaffer, Thomas Tuchel, during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

“I enjoyed working with him in Dortmund and it was a pleasure.” The Gabonese admitted.

Having fell out of favor from Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, Barcelona snatched Aubameyang on a free transfer with the played helping them secure a top four finish.

Aubameyang scored 13 goals and made one assist for Barcelona last season.

With the Blaugrana now securing the service of former Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, Aubameyang will have to compete for starting point.

Chelsea and Barcelona have created much fuss ever since the transfer window opened.

Following the move of Christensen from Chelsea to the Catalan, Barcelona appeared not to be done with the Blues as they hijacked the deal between Leeds United and Chelsea over Raphina.

It was not long before another Chelsea target, Jules Kounde, made a late minute decider to dump the Blues for the Blaugranas.

Again, Chelsea is about to lose Marcos Alonso to Barcelona as deal to sign the Spaniard is currently underway.


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