Written by Jamie.
Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new contract with Chelsea until 2022, and has admitted he is delighted with the new deal.
The 29-year-old defender, signed from Marseille for £7m in the summer of 2012, has made 298 appearances for the club and has established himself as one of the first names on Maurizio Sarri’s teamsheet.
His versatility along the back-line has been a huge asset for us over the seasons and although there has been some speculation Sarri is looking to buy a new full-back in the coming transfer windows, Azpilicueta remains a big part of the Italians plans.
And after signing the new contract at Stamford Bridge, the defender told the club website: “‘I am really happy to extend my stay here at Chelsea.
“Since I came, I felt the joy and responsibility to play for this club, these fans, and every time I go on the pitch I try do my best.
“Hopefully there is a lot to come and we can keep Chelsea where it belongs.”
Does Azpilicueta deserve his new contract?
He is a solid, quality Premier League defender and when he is on top of his game, there are not too many full-backs in Europe that are better than the Spaniard, so he fully deserves his new contract and we are delighted to see that he will be staying at the club until 2022.
So hopefully we can seal a few more contract deals in the coming weeks as we need a number of out players to stay.