Why embattled Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can only leave for Barcelona in January revealed

Barely four months after joining Chelsea from Barcelona, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly considering quitting the West London club, Newspremises has gathered.

Aubameyang joined Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer, when his former boss, Thomas Tuchel was in charge of the club in transfer deal worth about £10m plus Marcos Alonso – a former Chelsea defender.

The Gabonese striker is however, yet to fully impress the new Chelsea manager, Graham Potter who was Brighton’s boss as at the time he joined the club. He is yet to complete a game under Potter and his goal returns, for a number 9, haven’t been inspiring either.


His relationship with Potter hit a new low when he was introduced as a substitute against Manchester City on January 5th after Sterling went off injured. Barely an hour later and with Chelsea desperately needing a goal, Potter withdrew a distraught Aubameyang. He is now considering leaving Chelsea for another club.

The striker’s desire to quit Chelsea could face a major stumbling block, as it has emerged that the Gabon striker, who has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, cannot play for another club apart from Chelsea and Barcelona, due to FIFA rules.

This development was revealed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on his verified Tweeter page on Wednesday.

“Aubameyang can’t play for any other club than Barcelona & Chelsea due to FIFA rules. 100% confirmed.

“Been told Barça would love the idea to bring Auba back… but only if it’s 100% free transfer, different salary terms and only if Memphis Depay leaves (Atléti want him),” Romano tweeted.

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