Superstar has agreed to leave Chelsea on three-year deal
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is reportedly joining Barcelona this summer.
Azpilicueta has featured 18 times in the Premier League, but has also made 15 appearances in other competitions as he is one of the most solid performers that Thomas Tuchel currently has at his disposal
However, The Blues captain’s current deal was due to expire in the summer, and his representatives had already held talks with Barcelona regarding a move to the Nou Camp on a free transfer.
And all suggestions indicated that he would be packing his bags, selling his house, jumping on a plane and signing a nice contract with the Spanish giants to finish off his top-level playing days back in his homeland
And that was further enhanced by the news that Chelsea would be unable to open contract talks, sign new players and let players leave the club at the end of the season while Roman Abramovic was still in charge and the club was not sold
However, recent reports on MARCA supposed clause states that a one-year extension would be triggered if the player made 30 appearances in his final season and that he would be staying at Stamford Bridge.
But, that is not the case, according to Football Insider, who claims the Spaniard has struck a pre-contract agreement with the Nou Camp side.
It has been claimed that the Spanish star has turned down many offers from the club and has now agreed a three-year contract with the Spanish giants.
The Spaniard has been world class for the club for some time now, so fans want him to stay. So we will sit and wait for the official announcement to come through, as there will be alot of speculation until that happens
But he is certainly a player that Tuchel would like to keep, if he stays on as boss, and many will be hoping that the reports are not true as he has been a brilliant performer for the club once again this season
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