Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, renowned for his stints with illustrious clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, and Chelsea, has distinctly marked his time at Barcelona as the pinnacle of his football journey.
In an interview with Amazon, the striker expressed his sentiment, emphasizing, “My time at Barcelona was the best six months of my career.” He elaborated on the sheer joy and enthusiasm he experienced during his tenure, stating, “I’ve never enjoyed playing football and going to training as much.”
Aubameyang’s reverence for his Barcelona stint extended to his dedication, as he revealed, “I even went to train with the team on my days off! It was incredible.”
Arriving at Barcelona on a free transfer in January 2022, Aubameyang made an instant impact, delighting fans with his prowess on the field, netting an impressive 13 goals in 24 games, a highlight being a memorable brace in a 4-0 Clasico triumph. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet.
Despite his resounding success, Barcelona’s decision to part ways with the prolific striker in a €12 million deal to Chelsea in the summer of 2022 stirred emotions, leaving Xavi, the Barcelona manager, with a sense of regret for the departure.
Aubameyang’s popularity among the fans soared during his brief yet impactful stay at Barcelona, echoing the sentiments of many who shared the feeling of loss when the striker bid adieu to the Catalan club. Get the latest updates from the world of La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.