The Gabonese has not had a good spell at Chelsea and has clearly expressed his desire to return back to Barcelona at the end of the 2022–2023 campaign.
Recall that after consenting to a mutual contract termination with his former club Arsenal, Aubameyang switched to Barcelona, where he featured from February to September of 2022.
Pierre-Emerick #Aubameyang wants to leave #Chelsea. The story with #Blues is over. He has already talked with #Xavi and asked to return to #Barça. Auba has also received 2 bids from #MLS, but his priority is to stay in the european football as of now. #transfers #CFC #FCB https://t.co/R52KeCj2AL
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 8, 2023
He actually had a successful first few months in La Liga, scoring 11 goals in 17 games to help Barcelona through a rough campaign on and off the field.
Then, Aubameyang transferred to West London for an estimated sum of around £10 million to reunite with his former Boss at Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel.
Graham Potter took over after Todd Boehly, the new owner, fired Tuchel, and Auba was soon shunned and even left off the team for a very long time.
Following Potter’s dismissal, the 33-year-old striker has made many appearances on the bench for the Blues recently while playing more frequently for interim manager Frank Lampard.
Auba revealed the team he will undoubtedly want to join in the summer while chatting on the DjamLife TikTok account, indicating that the additional game time has not altered the forward’s decision to remain at the Bridge..
“I’d like to return to Barcelona…but we will see.” – he said.
Footballrover has learned that the former captain of Arsenal was informed he might depart and would be free to transfer.
Pierre Aubameyang confirms: “I’d like to return to Barcelona… but we will see”, he said via DjamLife on TikTok ???????? #FCB
◉ Auba will 100% leave Chelsea.
◉ Barça open to sign Auba but it depends on Financial Fair Play.
◉ Only way for Barça: no transfer fee & salary reduced. pic.twitter.com/sjGkIfJ8zA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 7, 2023
Although Barcelona has him on their shortlist of potential targets, Athletico Paranaense youngster Vitor Roque is still their top choice to add up front.