Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has grasped the opportunity to take a swipe at his former club Chelsea on Instagram.
His former Blues teammate, Morocco star Hakim Ziyech, completed his move to Galatasaray on Saturday, joining the Turkish Super Lig outfit on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
Auba made a dig at his former employersGetty
But the former Arsenal captain had more than a simple good luck message for his pal.
“All the best my bro,” he wrote on his story as he reposted Ziyech signing his new deal.
Then, with a laughing emoji, a fist emoji and a heart emoji, he added: “Free Hakim”
Ziyech’s move to Turkey marks the end of a turbulent time at Chelsea for the 30-year-old, with him struggling for game time despite his 2022 World Cup heroics.
This came after his move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain collapsed in January due to Chelsea failing to sign off his paperwork in time on deadline day.
To add more salt to Ziyech’s wounds, Al Nassr then decided not to pursue a £8million deal earlier in the summer due to issues in his medical.
Now, it appears Auba was making reference to Ziyech being unable to move elsewhere to play the minutes he desired before his recent loan move.
The former Borussia Dortmund star didn’t exactly have a happy end to his time at the Bridge, either.
As he had his say on Ziyech’s moveINSTAGRAM:@AUBA
Ziyech was unveiled on SaturdayGetty
The striker left the Blues for Marseille this summer after making 21 appearances and scoring three goals for the club, with him struggling to earn a spot in the starting XI last term.
Since then, Auba has been in the goals again, netting two goals in four appearances for the Ligue Un outfit, as well as notching one assist.