Chelsea have confirmed the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to French side Olympique Marseille.
The 34-year-old striker Aubameyang has finalised his departure from the Stamford Bridge team by agreeing to a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 team.
With the transfer, Aubameyang’s misguided attempt to rejoin Arsenal in the Premier League is over.
He signed with Chelsea on the deadline day of the previous summer, providing the anticipated conclusion to their search for a pure No. 9 striker.
Thomas Tuchel, his former Borussia Dortmund coach, was in charge of Chelsea at the time, which played a significant role in the appeal.
However, under Graham Potter, who succeeded Tuchel, Aubameyang and Chelsea had a promising start. But when the team’s play dipped, he fell behind false nine Kai Havertz in the pecking order.
The moment Aubameyeng was later left off Chelsea’s roster for the Champions League knockout rounds, the writing was on the wall.
In an effort to sell Aubameyang, Chelsea spoke to clubs in Saudi Arabia and reached an agreement with LAFC in the middle of the season.
However, Marseille emerged as top contenders for the striker giving him a chance at a Champions League comeback after they finished third last season and advanced to the qualifying stages.
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