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Barcelona signs Aubameyang on free transfer from Arsenal

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Barcelona has confirmed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer from Arsenal.

BBC reports that the 32-year-old Gabon striker signed a contract on Monday evening although it was not announced until Wednesday.

Aubameyang’s deal runs until 30 June 2025 and includes an option to agree a departure in June 2023, plus a buyout clause of 100 million euros (£83.4m).

Barcelona feared the move was dead at one point on transfer deadline day despite Aubameyang flying to Spain.

“I’m very proud and happy to be here,” said Aubameyang.

“My main goal is to help the team and give everything I can to bring the team back to the Champions League.”

The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who scored 92 goals in 163 games for Arsenal, had not played for the Gunners following a disciplinary breach in December.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who scored 92 goals in 163 games for Arsenal, had not played for the Gunners following a disciplinary breach in December.

Arsenal signed Aubameyang for £56m in January 2018 but his departure on a free transfer comes after he was stripped of the captaincy following a disciplinary issue.

Writing by Muzha Kucha