Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal – and his contract includes a few interesting details.
Arsenal agreed to cancel Aubameyang’s £350,000-a-week contract which had 18 months left to run, paving the way for The striker will move to Barca by the transfer deadline.
The 32-yearold fled north London in a cloud after she was rushed to hospital. The captaincy has been taken awayMikel Arteta follows “disciplinary breaches”.
Since December 6, he had not been a member of the club and had been training on his own, away from his teammates, who are in Dubai.
Aubameyang was able to transfer for free to Barca on Monday but it took until Wednesday to officially confirm his arrival by the Spanish giants.
Barca has offered him the possibility to be released on June 30, 2023.
In time-honoured Barcelona tradition, they have also slapped a £83.45million (€100m) buyout clause in his contract.
“I’m very proud because my family is Spanish as well from my mother’s side so I’m just really proud and happy to be here,” Aubameyang said in His first interview Since arriving.
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“My main goal is to help the team and give everything I can to bring the team back in the Champions League and stuff like that. I’m happy to be here and I will try to give everything.
“It’s amazing to have him (Xavi) as a coach. He was a fantastic player, everyone knows, and I’m sure as a coach he will bring us something will we all learn, definitely.
“Everyone is welcoming me very well, it’s been very good.”
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Aubameyang wrote previously a Arsenal fans: A messageon social media where he said “leaving without a real goodbye hurts”.
He said: “I’m sad I did not get the chance to help my team-mates in the last few weeks, but I have nothing but respect for this club and truly wish all my guys and the fans all the best and many successful years in the future!”
In a brief statement , Arsenal said: “We wish Auba all the best for the next chapter in his career and thank him for his contribution to the club.”