“Yes” from Another Top Rated Defender! Barça and the full-back reach a deal
Cesar Azpilicueta’s days at Chelsea could be numbered. Based on new information, the Spaniard would already have everything done with Barça to land at the Camp Nou in the summer.
Chelsea will have a very busy summer market. With the departure of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger already an inevitable event, more moves are expected to occur in the coming weeks. One of them would be the departure of César Azpilicueta, captain of the ‘blues’ and one of the objectives of FC Barcelona to strengthen the defense for the 2022/23 season.
And it is that according to the information revealed by the newspaper ‘AS’, the Navarrese would have a closed agreement with the Barça for the next two years with an annual salary of 13 million euros gross. In addition, they also point out that the contract would include the option of extending his link for one more campaign, ending in 2025 when he has already reached 35 years of age.
During the early hours of the morning, the sale of the London club to the investment group headed by Todd Boehly was announced. In this way, Roman Abramovich agreed to sell all the shares of the institution, which would be clarified by the financial panorama at Stamford Bridge. ‘Azpi’ was attentive to this decision to bring positions closer to the directive and be able to agree on its exit in the summer market.
In principle, the unilateral clause in his contract made the operation impossible, since Chelsea could renew him without the player’s own consent. However, both sides agreed that this should remain so until such time as the UK sanctions were lifted. That is why once the sale of the entity is official, it will be a matter of time for everything to return to ‘normal’ and the former Marseille to leave for the Camp Nou.
Return to LaLiga
With all this on the table, the one from Pamplona would return to Spain after 12 years abroad, 10 of them in London. His time in the Premier League left him as one of the most complete defenders in Europe, both on the right side and in the center of the back, being indisputable for his coaches. Now, Azpilicueta wants to face a new stage in his sports career with Xavi Hernández, who sees him as an important piece for his sports project.