Exit Alexis Sanchez, place Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang… this is the trend in Marseille. With real progress on the file this Monday.
It’s a fact, Chelsea are not counting on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, poached last year in Barcelona against 12 million euros. Credited with a very average season with three goals scored in 21 outings, the Gabonese striker, like his London teammates, was unable to give the full measure of his talent, seeing his playing time reduced to a bare minimum in end of exercise.
In this offseason, the door is wide open to him, so much so that the person concerned was not summoned by Mauricio Pochettino for the preseason internship in the United States. A situation that OM are taking advantage of. According to the British media The Athletic, discussions have been progressing well in recent days between the former Stéphanois and the Marseille management. To such an extent that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be ready to significantly lower his emoluments, of the order of 180,000 euros per week across the Channel.
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L’Equipe claims that Chelsea “would not be seeking transfer compensation and could even initiate a termination for the benefit of the player”. Precisely the scenario which already last season had allowed the Olympians to enlist an Alexis Sanchez then released from his last year of contract by Inter. RMC goes further by evoking an agreement in principle for a two-year contract, plus an optional third season.