According to an article published by the Spanish daily SPORT, Andreas Christensen is said to be one step closer to joining Barcelona in a Bosman deal during the summer transfer window. This week, the free agent Chelsea defender verbally agreed to finalise his free move to Barcelona before the start of the 2022/23 season.
Andreas Christensen is now in the midst of the finest period of his professional life. He has progressed from strength to strength since the hiring of Thomas Tuchel as the manager of Chelsea. During this time, the Danish international has established himself as a stalwart at the back for both club and country.
As of now, the 25-year-old has appeared in 153 games for Chelsea, with 26 of them coming during the current season. Although Christensen has reached the last six months of his contract, the Blues are in a predicament when it comes to his long-term future, as movements on the contract extension front have been sluggish to materialise. Barcelona and other potential suitors were encouraged to contact him about a summer move as a result of this development.
Barcelona is particularly interested for a variety of reasons. This season, the Catalan giants have been dreadful defensively compared to previous seasons. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is also suffering from an extended period of poor form. However, the centre-backs are equally to blame for surrendering several unnecessary goals this season.
Why is the transfer of Andreas Christensen needed for Barcelona?
Gerard Pique is nearing the conclusion of his illustrious career and is in his last season as a regular for FC Barcelona. Even though Eric Garcia was meant to be Pique’s long-term replacement when he arrived from Manchester City on a Bosman transfer last summer, the Spanish international has mostly disappointed.
Both Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti have seen their status at the club deteriorate in recent months, Ronald Araujo is the only dependable centre-back at the disposal of Xavi Hernandez. In the long term. However, there is much conjecture about Araujo’s future, as Chelsea is among the clubs interested in signing the Uruguayan defender. As a result, Christensen is a feasible target for Barcelona. His approaching position as a free agent makes him a very appealing prospect.
The Dane has moved a step closer to joining Barcelona during the summer transfer window, with the two sides reaching a verbal agreement on a Bosman deal, according to reports. It seems like Christensen’s time at Chelsea is drawing to a close, with Barcelona the likely next stop for the Danish international.