Chelsea is set to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona on the deadline day of the transfer window.
The Gabonese Captain joined Barcelona in the winter after a fallout with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. He scored 13 goals in 34 appearances for Barcelona mid-season, including 11 goals in 24 Laliga appearances for Barcelona only Memphis Depay scored more for Barcelona.
Chelsea is close to agreeing on a deal with Barcelona that will see Marcos Alonso join Barcelona, plus additional £10 million fees.
Ally McCoist believes the 34-year-old striker will be a good signing for Chelsea and help the blues solve their goal-scoring woes.
What did Ally McCoist say about Chelsea’s signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
The former Rangers striker thinks Chelsea needs a focal point in attack and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the answer.
“They certainly need a center-forward, they need an out-and-out goalscorer,” The Scottish international said on Talksport Breakfast.
“Sterling will certainly get them goals, but I just look at them against Southampton and I worry because with [Kai] Havertz and [Hakim] Ziyech, I don’t think there are enough goals there.
“Romelu Lukaku didn’t turn out to be the answer and they need a center-forward.
“Manchester City and Liverpool went out and got the two best that was available, but I think Aubameyang will have something to prove.
“We know he’ll score goals in the Premier League. He’ll come back and he’ll feel that he has something to prove, so there’ll be an added wee bit to him as well.”
Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor claims Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Chelsea’s man for the strikers’ position.
“There’s no one out there for the future, so Aubameyang for a season or two is the perfect option for me,” former Aston Villa striker added..
Aubameyang scored 68 goals in 128 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Ally McCoist thinks a move from Chelsea will benefit Conor Gallagher.
The England international coming back to Chelsea has not gone as planned. He was shown a red card in Chelsea’s game against Leicester City.
“He’s got to think about himself, his future.
“He had a brilliant period at Palace, he had a top-class time there.
“Clearly Patrick Vieira would take him back in two minutes. Will he play consistently on that Chelsea team? Will he play consistently enough to get in the squad for Qatar? I’m not too sure, to be honest with you.
“I think he’s probably got a better chance of going to Qatar if he goes back to the Palace. I can see him being a mainstay on that side, whereas I’m not sure he will be at Chelsea.
“So it’s a big decision he’s got to make. From where he was three or four years ago, it’s a brilliant decision for him to make because he’s just done ever so well with his career in the last couple of seasons.
“I think he’s only going to continue to improve because I think he’s an excellent player. Going forward, he’s brave, gets himself into scoring positions.”