Barcelona signs Gabon striker Aubameyang after Arsenal exit

AP , Wednesday 2 Feb 2022

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was released by Arsenal for nothing but now has a buyout clause of 100 million euros ($113 million) after joining Barcelona.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 22, 2021 Arsenal s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang react at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London. - FC Barcelona on February 2, 2022 announced they had signed international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang until June 2025 as a free agent. (AFP)

The 32-year-old Gabon striker's Arsenal contract, that ran through June 2023, was terminated this week after the north London club decided to cut ties with the player. It follows a series of disciplinary issues with one of the club's highest earners, who was stripped of the captaincy in December.

Barcelona said Wednesday that Aubameyang would be signing a contract until June 30, 2025 with an out-clause option in 2023.

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