Chelsea outcast Pierre Emerick-Aubemayang has reportedly secured a three-year deal with French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille.
Aubameyang was one of the several Chelsea players placed on the summer transfer list, with the striker not part of new manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
However, he was finding it difficult to get a deal in Europe’s top five leagues, with clubs in Saudi Pro League the only options for him at some point. But he was not interested in a move to the Middle East and was holding out for a move to a European club.
His patience has paid off, with Marseille offering him a three-year deal. According to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Gabonese striker will leave for free, with a medical scheduled on Thursday.
“Pierre Aubameyang has agreed to join Olympique Marseille, here we go!” he tweeted.
“Auba will sign a three-year deal, as called two days ago — until June 2026.
“Chelsea will let him leave for free. Told Auba will arrive tonight @ OM camp and then undergo medical tests on Thursday.”
Chelsea initially wanted a fee for Aubameyang but had to cut their losses and let the striker leave for free. The 34-year-old will now return to Ligue 1 for the first time since he left St Etienne for Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
Meanwhile, after completing his sale, Chelsea will look to complete the sale of Romelu Lukaku, who is wanted by Inter Milan and Juventus.