"I'm counting on Aubameyang," says Barça coach Xavi Hernandez

"I'm counting on Aubameyang," says Barça coach Xavi Hernandez

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The FC Barcelona coach praised the striker and insisted that he is "delighted" with the Gabonese player

Chelsea are bidding hard for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he may end up leaving this summer. But Xavi Hernandez is counting on the Gabonese striker and is delighted with him, as he made very clear in the press conference before the league opener against Rayo Vallecano

"I'm counting on him. I like Auba, he can help us on the pitch. He is valuable because of his work rate, he is very humble and I am delighted with him," Xavi Hernández told the media.

Xavi admitted that the market will dictate what eventually happens, but he made clear his strong regard for Aubameyang.

He stressed that he has been very clear to the players he does not count on. "They already know from my mouth that they are not going to participate. Those of us who are here are the ones who are going to compete tomorrow against Rayo."

LaLiga kicks off, but the market will remain open until the end of the month. "We're still planning and we'll see until 31 August. We'll see if there are departures so that we can bring in new players", concluded the coach.

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