Cesar Azpilicueta has decided to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have officially confirmed that skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new two-year contract with the club. His contract has been extended for June 2024.
The 32-year-old was supposed to leave Stamford Bridge and he was linked with Barcelona for a summer move.
The Spanish defender has decided to stay at Stamford Bridge, ending speculation over a potential exit from Chelsea.
Mr. Chelsea. Two more years. 💙 pic.twitter.com/j8lYVl3km4
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2022
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website on his new deal, Azpilicueta said: “I am really happy to extend my stay at Chelsea, my home.
“It is almost 10 years since I first arrived and joined the club so I really feel the love and I am really excited for the new project we have in our hands.
“I would like to say thank you to Mr Todd [Boehly] and Mr Behdad [Eghbali] for giving me the opportunity to keep my journey at this amazing club and I am really looking forward to continuing our adventure. I am a really proud captain and I hope we can share many good memories together.”
Chelsea’s co-controlling owner Todd Boehly also added: “We are so happy that Cesar is staying at Chelsea for a minimum of two more years.
“We are thrilled with our captain showing his exemplary commitment and leadership yet again. There is still so much to do together.”
Azpilicueta has enjoyed a trophy-laden 10-year spell at Chelsea since joining the club from French outfit Marseille in the summer of 2012 for just under £8m.
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