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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘had a BROKEN JAW’ when he was struck on the chin with an iron bar in the armed break-in at his home, adding another problem to his proposed transfer to Chelsea
- Aubameyang and his family suffered a terrifying ordeal when four gunmen broke into their home near Barcelona early Monday morning
- The criminals searched the property and took off with jewelry
- Barcelona striker was hit in the chin with an iron bar during the robbery
- Aubameyang is believed to have a broken jaw and may require surgery
- He will be sidelined as a result, which is a complicating factor in any move to Chelsea
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is believed to have suffered a broken jaw after he was struck on the chin with an iron bar during a terrifying robbery at his parents’ home.
The Barcelona striker may require surgery to repair his injuries, which is now a complicating factor in a move to Chelsea before Thursday’s deadline.
Aubameyang is said to have been attacked by a group of four men and threatened with firearms and iron bars in the early hours of Monday morning from his wife Alysha Behague and their two terrified children.
Talks are underway about the 33-year-old’s move to Stamford Bridge, but no agreement has yet been reached between Barcelona and Chelsea, or any personal terms agreed with the former Arsenal striker.
The Athletic Report that Aubameyang would not be able to play immediately if he signs for Chelsea due to the facial injury.
Aubameyang may need surgery to resolve the problem faster than if the jaw were to heal naturally.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is believed to have suffered a broken jaw after being struck on the chin with an iron bar during an armed robbery at his childhood home
Aubameyang was at home with wife Alysha Behague when the men broke into their property
The couple have two children together – Pierre (left), six, and Curtys (right) who is 11 years old
However, the matter is not expected to lead to the collapse of the deal with Barcelona, which urgently needs to sell players, and Chelsea, which urgently needs a new striker.
However, a transfer to the West London club cannot be ruled out as negotiations are underway ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline on Thursday evening.
Barcelona has moved Aubameyang and his family to a five-star hotel in the city and offered them psychological counseling after the ordeal.
The thieves escaped with jewelry after Aubameyang was forced to open a safe at the property in Castelldefels, a coastal town south of Barcelona.
Aubameyang, 33, was beaten on the chin with an iron bar, while Behague received a blow to the head, but they decided not to undergo hospital treatment so as not to further frighten their children.
Aubameyang was beaten by the crooks, who intimidated themselves and Behague with firearms and iron bars during the nighttime robbery
The children — Curtys, 11, and Pierre, six — saw their parents held on the floor for an hour as the thieves ransacked the house in the early hours of Monday morning.
Catalan news channel ARA reported that police are looking for the attackers and believe they belong to an organized gang of Kosovo Albanians.
The gang apparently guarded Aubameyang’s property while he was in the United States during Barcelona’s pre-season tour.
At that point, they tried unsuccessfully to enter the house, but were deterred by an alarm. However, on this occasion, the alarm was turned off because Aubameyang and his family were at home.
Aubameyang is known for showing off its luxury sports cars and showing off its designer brands
The gang easily climbed over a garden gate to gain entry and took off in a white Audi A3.
Barcelona have advised their players to hire private security for their properties to deter criminals.
However, as Aubameyang is linked with a departure from Barcelona this summer, he had not yet hired anyone to protect his property.