Spaniard has revealed why he chose Chelsea over Camp Nou move


Cesare Azpilicueta has admitted why he decided to stay at Chelsea rather than join Barcelona in the summer.

Azpilicueta has been at the club for a number of years now – has won countless trophies including the Champions League and Premier League – and is a big member of that squad.

However – over the summer transfer window there was alot of speculation in the media that he wanted to leave the club – that he felt his time was up at Stamford Bride and a move to Spain was on the cards.

Barcelona were looking to add him to the squad – they were looking to add some experience to the back-line and reportedly believed that he would be a good addition to the squad.

However, despite all the speculation and despite all the rumours – in the end Azpilicueta stayed at Stamford Bridge and now he has revealed just why he opted to stay at the club.

‘At Chelsea I played less than 30 games and I was already a free agent,’ he told AS.

‘It had never happened to me in my life. But the new owners arrived and they showed me the desire to stay with me’.

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Look – Azpilicueta has done everything at the club – he has won everything – and it was easy to see why he fancied one more big challenge with Barcelona before he ended his top level playing days

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