Cesar Azpilicueta says he wants to remain at Chelsea despite reports linking the club skipper with a move to Barcelona.
Azpilicueta’s current deal with Chelsea is set to expire at the end of the season meaning he will be open to negotiating a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January. The Spaniard admits he wants to stick around at Stamford Bridge and compete for his place.
Thomas Tuchel’s comments
“I don’t see any problem here,” said Tuchel on his captain’s future last week.
“The situation between Azpi, me and the club is very clear. He is our captain. He has all possibilities to stay here as long as possible and become the legend he already is. He is a fantastic captain and a fantastic player.”
“If there are some weeks where he does not play so much, like in the last weeks, there are some reasons. First of all, he was injured in his shoulder.”
“Second of all, the team played very strong in his positions with Trevoh [Chalobah] and Andreas [Christensen], and at wing-back with Reecey [James].”
“That’s how it is. If there is any player who knows it is like this, it’s Azpi. He is very calm. He has everything in his own hands. I see no signs we should be worried about it.”
🚨[ @SJohnsonSport🥇] | Barcelona’s interest in César Azpilicueta is TRUE. Xavi knows him well from their time together in the Spain national team and is a big fan of his. #fcblive #Transfers pic.twitter.com/OQj3CR7fI1
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) December 21, 2021