Well, if we had hoped the Aubameyang deal would be near the lower end of the £10-20m range that was launched a few weeks ago, we’ve apparently failed, as Barcelona insider Gerard Romero According to, the bid we’ve ended up submitting is a whopping €27m (£23m) – perhaps partly influenced by the recently rumored interest from Manchester United.
Could also be a lie – but at the moment, it certainly seems like a significant outlay for a 33-year-old player. Cristiano Ronaldo’s €100 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus in 2018 is in no danger of being the most expensive deal for a player of his age, but ignoring that outlier, it’s a fairly similar deal. The second is with the transition. By comparison, Chelsea paid £18m for Arsenal (in the region) Olivier Giroud, then 31.
I suppose these things are relative, and if Thomas Tuchel believes that reuniting with his former Borussia Dortmund player is a useful move for our ineffective attack, then more power to us.