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Chelsea fans are raving after Aubameyang scores against Manchester City

Ryan Sidle

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Chelsea fans are raving after Aubameyang scores against Manchester City

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have scored his final goal in a Barcelona shirt, after slotting home a lovely finish in their friendly with Manchester City.

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It's not even been seven months since Aubameyang had his contract terminated early by Arsenal before moving to Barcelona for free, an incident captured by the All or Nothing cameras.

However, despite that short spell since the forward left the Premier League, he could be back in England's top tier sooner than ever would have been expected.

The Gabon striker has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and, with his current side needing to release funds to register Jules Kounde, his departure is expected to happen before next week's transfer deadline.

Before he says his goodbyes to the Nou Camp however, the 33-year-old had time to score in Wednesday night's friendly with City, which is being played for charity.

The forward slotted home from a wide angle, past Stefan Ortega, after a free kick was headed on towards the back post.


Fans of Thomas Tuchel's side were obviously interested in the goal, and his celebration as he didn't really do one, just embracing teammates, which some felt was a sign of his goodbye.

"He doesn’t really celebrate. Quite telling," one Chelsea fan said.

"He has scored more goals against English teams this season than all of our attack put together," a second amusingly added, with only midfielders and defenders scoring for the Blues so far this season.

Another reminded everyone of the club's number nine curse, saying, "Just dont wear number nine Auba," good advice indeed.

"£25 million doesn’t seem too much anymore," another fan said, clearly persuaded of the transfer after the latest strike.

Aubameyang still may have another chance to add to his tally at the club, when Xavi's team take on Real Valladolid on Sunday evening, there's no more matches before next Thursday's deadline after that.

The former Borussia Dortmund front man's goal on Wednesday cancelled out the opener by Julian Alvarez, after a mistake from Inaki Pena.

All proceeds from the game are going towards ALS research at the Luzon Foundation in support of former Barcelona goalkeeper and coach Juan Carlos Unzue.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Barcelona, Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Julian Alvarez, La Liga, Manchester City, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Premier League, Transfers

Ryan Sidle
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