'Would be good business': Martin Keown thinks Chelsea should go out and sign 20-goal striker they're linked with
Martin Keown says Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be a great addition for Chelsea and they should go out and sign him.
As it stands, it’s been a busy transfer window for the Blues that’s gathered pace in the last few days.
The majority of the fanbase at Stamford Bridge are still crossing their fingers that a new No.9 can join before the window shuts, though.
It’s been reported that Thomas Tuchel’s side do actually have 33-year-old frontman Aubameyang in their sights, albeit they’re yet to make a formal bid for him. However, another report does say the Barcelona attacker has now actually been offered to Chelsea.
He’s very familiar to Premier League football from four years in Arsenal colours, tormenting defences in the division for the majority of his time in England.
Keown claims Aubameyang could be great for Chelsea
TalkSPORT pundit Keown thinks that the ex-Arsenal forward could be a really sensible buy from London rivals Chelsea.
Last season was split into two parts because of his transfer mid-campaign from Arsenal to Barcelona, but he still finished with 20 goals combined in 38 matches.
“Aubameyang would be an interesting signing to come in,” Keown told talkSPORT.
“He’s scored a rake of goals for Barcelona. [Robert] Lewandowski coming in, there is maybe something that he didn’t foresee, so they’re going to offload him and somebody will profit from that.
“So that would be good business [for Chelsea].”
Another African star?
Chelsea have been so fortunate over the years to have some of the very best African footballers play for the club, including current number one goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
There’s no doubt Aubameyang is one of the biggest names from the continent in the last decade.
He’s definitely a different kind of striker to Blues and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba, but he’s perhaps an even more clinical finisher with more pace.
Can Tuchel imagine slotting Aubameyang into this current Chelsea line-up, though?