After rumors of a move to Barcelona, Cesar Azpilicueta dedicated his future to the Stamford Bridge squad
This summer, Chelsea’s roster was changed as a result of the new owner’s entrance. In turn, they said goodbye to Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Andreas Christensen, and Antonio Rudiger and received talented rookies like Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, or Marc Cucurella.
Cesar Azpilicueta has close ties to Barcelona, and Xavi longs for the La Roja star to join the team. However, the Spanish defender recently chose to sign a contract extension with Chelsea, putting an end to any lingering concerns about his future.
“I’ve always been committed to the club; that’s how I’ve been since day one,” Azpilicueta stated in a statement to Sky Sports. I never chose to leave this place out of selfishness because it is my home.
It was never a decision based on contract years or compensation when I conveyed my feelings about leaving after the FIFA Club World Cup. After I stated my emotions, the owner and the fines caused a change in the situation.
I responded to the circumstance in my own manner. We had sincere discussions, and I am incredibly proud to lead Chelsea. I’m excited for the upcoming years.
Cesar Azpilicueta played for Chelsea for ten years during which time they won every club championship.
“I am overjoyed that Chelsea, my home, has renewed my contract.
After electing to stay at Stamford Bridge, the captain said, “I would want to thank Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali for providing me the opportunity to continue my journey at this fantastic club.
Cecar Azpilicueta’s successful retention is a positive development for Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, who recently admitted that his team wasn’t properly prepared for the upcoming campaign.
After a significant shift in ownership, the 32-year-old captain will assist the German manager in establishing stability in the Chelsea locker room.
A solid Blues defense will continue to be maintained by Azpilicueta, especially now that Rudiger and Christensen have left the team.
Azpilicueta stated, “I always kept loyal to the club; it’s how I’ve been since day one,” in response to the “uncertainty” at the club.
“This is how my house is, and I’ve never made the self-centered choice to leave.
“It was never a decision about contract years or pay when I conveyed my emotions [about quitting] after the Club World Cup. After I communicated my emotions, ownership and sanctions caused everything to shift.
“I handled the matter in my own particular way. We [he and the new owners] had open discussions, and I’m incredibly proud to be the captain of Chelsea and excited for the future. I came to the conclusion that staying was best for everyone.”