Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s security push cameraman away as striker arrives in London to complete Chelsea transfer
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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has arrived in London as he looks to finalise a deadline day move from Barcelona to Chelsea.
The Gabon international was seen coming out of a car and as Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill approached the striker to ask questions about his imminent move to Stamford Bridge, a member of his security team started covering the camera with his hand and attempted to push the cameraman away from the striker.
You can watch the footage here.
👀 Aubameyang arriving for his medical with Chelsea 🎥 pic.twitter.com/Kc8UbIZ4nM— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2022
Aubameyang joined Barcelona in January when his time as a Arsenal player came to a bitter end after he was stripped of the captaincy by manager Mikel Arteta.
Since moving to the Camp Nou, Aubameyang has made 24 appearances under the guidance of manager Xavi, scoring 13 goals.
However, the Catalan club signed Robert Lewandowski from German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
As a result of the Polish striker’s arrival, Aubameyang was at risk of falling further down Xavi’s pecking order.
On deadline day, it was reported that Chelsea’s £10m plus Marcos Alonso bid has been accepted. This will see Aubameyang reunited with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel after the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund.
Tuchel spoke about Aubameyang earlier in the month.
“This is totally separate from anything that is happening now, but I enjoyed a lot working with Auba while I was at Dortmund," he said.
“Some players stay your players because you were very, very close and Auba is one of those players.
“There was always straight away this close bond. They always stay your players in a way. In Dortmund, there was never an issue.”
The signing of Aubameyang will see Chelsea’s spending surge pass the £250m mark having already spent big on the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.
Despite spending big, the start of their Premier League campaign has been well below par.
The Blues are currently ninth in the league table on seven points, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.
After their latest defeat against Southampton, Tuchel branded his Chelsea side as ‘not tough enough’.
“We are not tough enough to win these matches away," he said. "It was the same story like in Leeds, there we thought the problem was we didn't score in the first 25 minutes, and then they pushed us off-balance in two minutes with two goals and we could not find any answers.”
Up next for Chelsea is a London derby against West Ham.
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