Chelsea captain explains why he turned down Barcelona

Cesar Azpilicueta has explained why he changed his mind and decided to stay at Chelsea despite Barcelona's six-month pursuit

The Chelsea captain is expected to return to his native Spain, but after talks with head coach Thomas Tuchel and the new owner, he has decided to extend his contract by a year until 2024.

Azpilicueta stated, “Yes, the discussions took place [with Barcelona]. I felt it was time to return to Spain after the Club World Cup, where I became the only player in history to win every trophy with Chelsea. Nha. But then everything went wrong with the club. I intend to remain dedicated. I’ve never done anything bad to my club.”


“For the past ten years, I have never been in the transfer market. It’s distinct. It was Marseille the last time, and this time the contract situation is different because I have an extension clause.”


“I’m ecstatic; otherwise, I wouldn’t have renewed. The owners want me to stay and lead the team on and off the field. They’ve always been straightforward and honest. I feel obligated to remain in my own home.”

“We’re starting a new project with new players and young people. I’m feeling prepared and excited.”

Chelsea accepted a 30 million euro loss with Werner.

Timo Werner has scored 23 goals in 89 appearances for Chelsea and does not even have a regular starting spot. Werner wants regular game time and does not believe he will get it at Chelsea with the World Cup coming up later this year.


Chelsea are ready to let go of number 11, and Werner’s representatives have approached a number of clubs across Europe. Finally, the 1996 striker’s goal has been established. The German player, in particular, is about to return to Leipzig. The Bundesliga representative was revealed to have paid the Blues 30-35 million euros to reunite with Werner. However, according to the most recent report from journalist Philipp Hinze, Chelsea actually received less in transfer fees.


As a result, Leipzig only paid the London club 19.5 million euros plus bonuses. This means that the Stamford Bridge team will take a 30 million euro loss on the Werner name. They paid Leipzig 50 million euros two years ago.

Werner will be examined by a doctor in Leipzig tomorrow, as planned. Following that, the German striker will sign a contract. If all goes well, the parties will officially announce the agreement tomorrow.

Werner was a poor investment for Chelsea. The Blues will look for more strikers in the near future.

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