Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could well be the next departure validated by Barça. The attacker would appear in particular on the shelves of Chelsea. The Blaugrana leaders would assess its price in a range of 25 to 28 million euros.
If we are to believe the elements collected by journalist Gerard Romero, Barça no longer opposes the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Talks are said to be well underway with Chelsea regarding him, and the Catalans are said to be willing to give him an exit voucher if offered 25-28 million euros. The Blues could also send an offer of this amount in the coming hours.
Xavi would prefer to keep Aubameyang, but…
Xavi would not be thrilled with the idea of doing without the services of the Gabonese international, but the technician could comply with the decision of his leaders. Rather, the current urgency would be to register Jules Koundé for La Liga and Operation Aubameyang could generate the revenue and salary savings needed to achieve this. As a reminder, Barça had obtained the attacker’s reinforcement for free, after he was released from his contract by Arsenal last winter.
If the Barcelona leaders are very active on the transfer market, the team proved to be disappointing on Saturday evening. Xavi’s men conceded a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano, at the Nou Camp, in their first La Liga outing. After the encounter, Xavi reminded that it was the start of the season and it would take some time for the XI to turn properly. The technician also regretted the pressure which weighs on his players and which can constitute a blockage.
Barça will face Manchester City on Wednesday in a friendly. The opportunity to fine-tune the settings and meet a certain… Bernardo Silva, whom Xavi has made a priority to strengthen his midfield.