sport news Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'may join LAFC to replace Gareth Bale' after Chelsea ... trends now
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Chelsea future is under intensifying scrutiny after coach Graham Potter left him out the team's Champions League squad - and a move to Major League Soccer could be on the horizon.
Aubameyang only joined Chelsea in September but after Chelsea owner Todd Boehly bankrolled a $400m spending spree on new players in the January transfer window, he has been pushed down the pecking order and left out of the London team's 25-man Champions League roster.
According to Spanish sports website Relevo, MLS champion LAFC could now make a move to sign the 33-year-old.
LAFC is looking for a star name to join its roster after Gareth Bale's retirement in the offseason. Bale only played a year in MLS but led his side to MLS Cup glory, scoring a dramatic 128th minute equalizer before his team won on penalties.
Furthermore, with the transfer window closed in Europe, Aubameyang faces a simple choice of either departing for Major League Soccer or sitting at Chelsea and not playing as much as he'd like.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea, months after signing
He was left out of Chelsea's 25-man Champions League after several big January signings
Gareth Bale retired in the offseason but helped LAFC win