Does Aubameyang play for free with Barcelona?
Gabonese international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared in Barcelona’s training today, Tuesday, before officially announcing his move to the Catalan club in a free transfer deal from Arsenal.
Aubameyang, 32, the former Arsenal captain, arrived in Spain yesterday, amid speculation that he was close to loaning to Barcelona, but the winter transfer period ended without the player officially moving to the team.
Aubameyang trains with his Barca teammates this morning pic.twitter.com/1N2ZC12hFG
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Aubameyang left the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon early for health reasons, knowing that he has not played a match with Arsenal since last December for disciplinary reasons.
The player’s name has been linked to a possible loan deal to Barcelona and several other European clubs, as well as the Middle East, during the last winter transfer window.
According to the British news agency “BIMEDIA”, the talks developed yesterday, and the Gabonese star is preparing to move to Barcelona on a free transfer deal, but no official announcement has been made either by the “Gunners” or Barcelona so far.
“The documents relating to Aubameyang were recorded one minute before midnight last night,” said Juan Laporta, president of “Barca” today.
Only the player’s father went out through his Instagram account to announce that his son had joined Barca.
And press reports said that “Oba” – who arrived in Barcelona with a book of his dispensation from Arsenal – will sign a contract with “Barca” for a season and a half, and reduce his salary to the extent that he will play for free to recover some of his wages next season.
Signing contracts between OBA and the Barca administration in the administration offices… 👍 pic.twitter.com/ghnSHpbdxQ
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And Spanish media revealed that Aubameyang, who was earning about 400,000 euros per week, agreed to a monthly salary of up to 5,000 until next summer.
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