Cesar Azpilicueta will signal a brand new two-year contract with Chelsea, having beforehand been eager on a summer season change to Barcelona.
90min revealed as not too long ago as late July that Barcelona remained assured of signing Azpilicueta. Chelsea had triggered an extension choice in his contract however there was a gentleman’s settlement between participant and membership that he could be allowed to go away for a small price.
Azpilicueta, who arrived at Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and has received 9 main trophies together with two Premier League titles and the Champions League, was impressed by Barcelona’s provide of a long-term contract and felt prepared for a brand new problem.
However the arrival of latest proprietor Todd Boehly seems to have had an affect on proceedings because the American businessman was eager to let Thomas Tuchel have ultimate say on Azpilicueta’s future.
It has now been confirmed to 90min that the participant will commit the following two years to Chelsea.
That deal to 2024 will take Azpilicueta to verge of his thirty fifth birthday and 12 years of service.
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The versatile veteran has remained an essential participant for Chelsea, making 47 appearances in all competitions final season, occupying right-back, wing-back and centre-back roles. Earlier in his Stamford Bridge profession, he additionally usually performed at left-back.
Azpilicueta grew to become Chelsea captain in 2019 following the departure of Gary Cahill.