Original title: Official: Chelsea renews captain’s contract until 2024, Barcelona poached all summer to no avail
On August 5th, Beijing time, Chelsea Club officially announced that it has completed the renewal of the contract with defensive lineman Azpilicueta, and the new contract will end in the summer of 2024. After successfully renewing the contract with Stamford Bridge, AZP finally cut off the scandal between him and Barcelona that had been lingering for a whole summer.
Azpilicueta said after the extension: “I’m really happy to be able to extend my stay here, this is my home. It’s been almost 10 years since I first came here. I feel genuine love here and I’m excited about the team’s new plans. Very proud to continue to captain this team, and I hope to continue creating more memories with the team.”
Azpilicueta has been in the midst of a move to Barcelona throughout the summer. It is rumored that Barcelona want Christensen, Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso to poach the three generals at Stamford Bridge. But in the end they exempted Christensen from the visa and missed AZP, and Marcos Alonso also depends on the process of Chelsea’s introduction of Cucurella.
Some media revealed that considering AZP’s leadership and influence in the team, Chelsea’s new owner Todd Burley refused to sell the player in any form under any circumstances, and the new owner’s firm attitude led to AZP’s final choice. key reasons for staying.
Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille for 8.8 million euros in 2012 and has played for the Blues for 10 seasons. So far, he has played 474 games for the Blues, contributing 17 goals and 55 assists.
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