Chelsea have always had great luck with African strikers in the past, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not replicate the success Didier Drogba brought to the club, but he can kick-start the Blues in the right direction to get them competing in England and major European competitions.
Aubameyang landed in London this evening in order to sign and complete his medical, with Alonso travelling from Madrid to Catalonia to complete his own switch.
Chelsea have long had an agreement over personal terms, with the former Arsenal captain set to pen a two-year contract that will include the option for an extra season.
Unfortunately, Aubameyang will have to wait at least three weeks to make his Chelsea debut due to a broken jaw. The injury was sustained when armed robbers attacked the forward in front of his family during a terrifying home burglary near Barcelona on Monday.
Aubameyang’s squad number will be discussed later according to reports as Chelsea No.9 is not a number anyone would want to take.