18th August, 2022
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at Barcelona remains far from clear despite playing well since joining the Catalan club during the January transfer window.
Chelsea are reportedly keen to sign the 33-year-old, with reports suggesting they are ready to make a 20 million euro bid to secure his services.
So far, there is no offer on the table. Although the two clubs have held talks, the English club are waiting before making their definitive move.
If a bid were to happen, it would provide Barcelona with an influx of cash that would go straight to their balance sheet given Aubameyang arrived on a free transfer.
Xavi is hoping the striker remains at his disposal, but he knows the club’s current financial situation and understands that a sale would be too good to turn down.
Also, Barcelona’s main goal at this time is to lower their wage bill in order to register Jules Kounde.