Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leaves Chelsea to join Ligue 1 club on a three year deal

Marseille has signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a three-year deal

After leaving St. Etienne for Borussia Dortmund ten years prior, Aubameyang is now back in Ligue 1. The 34-year-old joined Chelsea last summer but struggled to find playing time at Stamford Bridge; as a result, both sides decided to unilaterally cancel his contract, which allowed him to leave on a free transfer. Before becoming the newest member of Marseille, Aubameyang will undergo extensive medical examinations on Thursday.

According to reports, new Marseille manager Marcelino lobbied for the acquisition and would rely on the center-forward to spearhead the attack. The former Arsenal attacker’s tenure at Chelsea has not been without its challenges, and he has fallen short of expectations.

Thomas Tuchel had been hired by the club to replace him, but the German manager was fired a few months later. Aubameyang then had trouble making an impression. His plight was made worse by Chelsea’s terrible season-long performance, which saw them scarcely generate any opportunities for him.

Following his £10 million transfer from Barcelona, he scored three goals and provided one assist in 21 games. In January, the Catalans requested to bring him back, but Chelsea objected. Aubameyang is now prepared to embrace a new beginning and relaunch his career with a team that values his abilities.

Despite interest from Saudi Arabian clubs and the Major League Soccer (MLS), Aubameyang was unable to resist Marseille’s charm. The striker’s return to France is particularly significant because it has been four years since he last competed in Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne. Alexis Sanchez, who departed Marseille this summer, will be replaced by Aubameyang. Due to the expiration of his contract, Sanchez is now a free agent.

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