‘His time at Chelsea was a nightmare. I am so happy he has left Chelsea to join a club loved in Africa’

Speaking exclusively to L’Équipe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father, Pierre Aubame, has described his son’s time at Chelsea as “a nightmare year.” 

Aubameyang joined Chelsea from Barcelona last summer but struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge. He featured 21 times for the Blues, scoring 3 goals.

Aubame described Aubameyang’s time at Chelsea as a “nightmare year,” citing his own health issues, which naturally had a mental impact on his son. He also recalled the violent robbery at Aubameyang’s house in Barcelona in August, just before his move to Chelsea.

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Aubameyang has now completed a move to French club Marseille and his father is excited by the move.

He said: “His jaw was broken by robbers at his home in Barcelona whilst trying to protect his wife and children. At Chelsea, he played with a mask at the start. It could only be a nightmare year.

“Now it’s over. He has a smile. He knows that I’m seeing the light again because I can walk and run since my last operation. And he’s signing for OM.”

“It is a big relief after the nightmare year that he experienced. There was contact with Saudi Arabia, but when OM come forward… who hasn’t dreamed of playing for this club? Especially in Africa. I keep receiving messages from back home,” he added.