The new FC Barcelona striker spoke for the first time since his arrival in Catalan lands.
What a last day of the transfer window experienced Aubameyang and the leaders of Barça! On Monday, a plane carrying the Gabonese striker landed in Barcelona, when no agreement had been reached between Catalans and Gunners. The directions of the two clubs had even been taken aback by this trip by the former ASSE, who had decided on his own to fly to Spain to be ready just in case. Then, after long negotiations between the three parties involved, the striker was able to sign his contract with Barça in the evening, after having terminated with the London team.
This Thursday, he was presented as a new FC Barcelona player, and he notably explained the reasons for his choice, in addition to returning to this frantic deadline day. “I really wanted to come, that’s why I arrived in the morning, I wanted it to happen. We waited until the last moment because it was a bit difficult with Arsenal, but in the end I’m here.”, he explained, in rather good Spanish, he whose maternal family is from the country of Cervantes.
He always dreamed of Barça
The new number 25 of Barça then gave a little more details on this D-day: “It was a very long day, crazy. We signed two minutes from the end. I was with my father at his house waiting for everything to go well. Then, in the afternoon, they called me for the medical examination, that made me very happy. A little stressful at the end, but it all ended well”. Then, he answered a somewhat sensitive question, especially after certain finds on his accounts on social networks where he encouraged Real Madrid.
“I’ve always dreamed of playing in La Liga and this is an incredible opportunity for me. Since childhood, it has always been a dream, it is the opportunity of my life. Everyone knows it’s one of the best clubs in the world, I’m very happy. It’s a family story. My grandfather is from Avila and was a big Atlético fan, that’s why I said I was going to play for another club. But as I said, the family is important to me, and they are very happy that I play in La Liga.”, he then added, also explaining to be “ready to adapt to the style of Barça” and provide goals. “I spoke a little with the coach, he sees me in number 9 and I am ready. But if one day he needs me on one side, no problem, I’m ready to play there too., concluded the Gabonese. We should see him at work this weekend against Atlético!