Chelsea warned 28-year-old doesn’t fit Antonio Conte’s plans
Gabriele Marcotti believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang isn't a good fit for Antonio Conte's Chelsea side
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be an ideal fit for Antonio Conte’s vision for Chelsea, according to Gabriele Marcotti.
The Gabon international has been placed on the summer transfer market by Borussia Dortmund after the striker made his intentions to leave the German club clear.
However, Aubameyang hasn’t secured a summer move so far despite being heavily linked with a switch to cash-rich Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
The African star is thought to be valued at around £70m by the Bundesliga giants, which could prove off-putting given the striker will turn 29 this November.
However, Chelsea are in desperate need of a new striker after Everton striker Romelu Lukaku opted to move to Manchester United ahead of his former club.
Indeed, the Blues manager has already told controversial Spanish forward Diego Costa that he is free to leave the Premier League champions this summer.
While Marcotti believes Conte could accommodate Aubameyang in his Chelsea team next term, the ESPN FC expert believes the Dortmund star wouldn’t be a natural fit.
“This is a situation which has spun out of control for BVB. Auba’s people have been pitching him everywhere,” Marcotti told ESPN FC.
“He has offers from China but considering the window closes very soon, I don’t see that happening.”
Marcotti added: “You put two and two together and you say Chelsea. From Conte’s perspective, he wouldn’t be an ideal fit. Could he make it work with Aubameyang? Of course he could.”
The 28-year-old striker scored 31 times in 32 games in the Bundesliga last season to finish ahead of Robert Lewandowski as the division’s leading goal-scorer.