Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on why 6-month Barcelona stint was ‘best of my career’

Former Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has, on Saturday, opened up on just how much he enjoyed his short-lived stint on the books of the Blaugrana.

Aubameyang, of course, made the move to Catalunya in January of last year, after coming to an agreement on the termination of his contract with Arsenal.

The Gabonese international went on to enjoy an altogether productive 2nd half to the campaign in Spain, notching 11 goals in 18 La Liga appearances.

And yet, just months on, he was allowed to move on, making the move back to the Premier League to join Chelsea.

The transfer came owing to Barca’s long-standing financial troubles, but nevertheless appeared harsh on Aubameyang, who had played some of his best football in some time whilst lining out for Xavi Hernández’s men.

If the latest comments on the part of ‘Auba’ himself are anything to go by, though, it would appear that the frontman bears no ill will towards his former employers.

In fact, the 34-year-old, now on the books of Olympique Marseille, looks back on his time in Spain with great pride.

Speaking in an interview with Prime Video Sports France, as cited by Diario AS, Aubameyang went as far as to admit that his stint in Barcelona colours marked the highlight of his career:

“My time at Barça was the best six months of my career. I have never enjoyed playing football and going to training so much. I even went to train with the team on days off. It was incredible.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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