While his contract, and therefore his adventure with Chelsea, ended last June, it was hard to imagine, at that time, Cesar Azpilicueta staying on the London side. Especially since FC Barcelona had made the defender one of its priorities. But since then, the tide has completely turned and a surprise scenario has taken place. Despite the interest of both parties, the full-back did not join Catalonia. Worse still, he signed a new contract with the Blues until 2024.
It is moreover at theEvening Standard he explained the reasons: “it’s true, there were discussions (with Barcelona). After the Club World Cup where I became the only (Chelsea) player to win every trophy, I felt it was time to return to Spain. But then things happened at the club and I wanted to stay involved.. Even if the discussions stretched out over time, an agreement on a 2-year extension was eventually found between the player and the London club.