'From idol to team-mate' – Amazing throwback pic of Aubameyang and Fofana emerges as pair link up at Chelsea | The Sun
2nd September 2022

AN INCREDIBLE throwback photo has emerged of a young Wesley Fofana posing with his now Chelsea team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The French defender, 21, finally sealed his move to Stamford Bridge from Leicester earlier this week in a £70million deal.


Chelsea then confirmed the £10m signing of former Arsenal captain Aubameyang from Barcelona late last night.

The striker, 33, has penned a two-year deal with the option for a third season.

That has resulted in a reunion of sorts for the duo following their respective stints at Saint-Etienne.

And the French side were quick to point it out on Twitter as they posted an amazing image showing Fofana as a child posing with their then forward Aubameyang.

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Their English-speaking Twitter account captioned the snap with: “From idol to teammate @Wesley_Fofanaa x @Auba @ChelseaFC.”

The post quickly amassed nearly 20,000 likes on the social media platform.

Gabon star Aubameyang played for Saint-Etienne between 2010-2013 and scored 41 goals in 97 games before his move to Borussia Dortmund to play under now Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

He enjoyed five years in Germany before heading to Arsenal, but despite getting the armband, his time there ended on a sour note last January as he headed to Barcelona following a fall-out with manager Mikel Arteta.

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Meanwhile, Fofana made his breakthrough with Saint-Etienne after coming through their academy.

His displays led to a £36m switch to Leicester in 2020, where he helped the Foxes to FA Cup success.

Now the pair could find themselves lining-up together when Chelsea host West Ham tomorrow afternoon.

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