Barcelona has agreed to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a permanent contract.
Arsenal was willing to let Aubameyang, who is said to make £350,000 a week, depart after he was stripped of his captaincy in December due to an unexplained disciplinary issue.
With Aubameyang’s departure, Arsenal is expected to save roughly £25 million in salary. However, with both Eddie Nketiah and Alex Lacazette’s contracts expiring in the summer, Mikel Arteta’s squad will conclude the season with just two recognized strikers.
The Arsenal striker has not appeared for the club since December 6, and he was left out of their warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
The 32-year-old’s transfer to Spain had been put on hold earlier on Deadline Day when negotiations over the financial aspect of the agreement fell through.
However, it’s believed that the Arsenal striker, who flew out to Barcelona on Monday morning, accepted a wage cut to make the move possible.