In what is proving to be a transfer saga in the making, Cesar Azipilicueta has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. It is said that Barcelona is providing an escape route to Chelsea’s Superstar. Cesar claimed that ‘the club doesn’t like him after what the club’s social media team did after winning the CWC. Azpilicueta has achieved a feat not many can possess at the club as he has won it all with Chelsea. A recent win against Palmeiras ensured Chelsea a first CWC title, completing Cesar’s prestigious trophy cabinet which includes a special UCL and two PL trophies.
Azpilicueta has been a great servant to Chelsea, playing 459 games, scoring 15 times with over 56 assists. He joined Chelsea in the year 2012 for a mere Eight Million Euros.
Impact of Cesar Azpilicueta
Cesar Azpilicueta has NEVER made a mistake that has led to a goal in the Premier League…Advertisement
He has been at Chelsea for NINE years.
Ridiculous 🤯 pic.twitter.com/B11mCeUe9Z
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) February 15, 2022Advertisement
What did Chelsea do that Azpilicueta did not like?
After winning the CWC, the social media team posted a picture of Cesar’s Spanish teammates which included the likes of Alonso, Kepa, and Saul and the club did not realize that Azpi was missing from the photo. The post’s caption read ‘Spanish connection!’ [followed by a Spain flag emoji].
Azpilicueta commented on the post saying that the admin of the social media handle does not like him. To which, the admin replied, “Our captain…. We [Blue heart emoji].
Will Cesar Azpilicueta leave Chelsea at the end of this season?
According to recent reports, the Spaniard’s future at the club is a huge question mark. Cesar Azipilicueta has been linked to Barcelona as his contract comes to an end this summer. To this, he replied, “I’m not going to speak about my future.” Additionally, ex Barcelona and Chelsea star Fabregas have also claimed about Azpilicueta joining the Laliga giants. Earlier, Tuchel said they are working on the issue to be resolved quickly and are working behind closed doors. Because he wants the situation to be made clear. The club has been negotiating with him for a long time now.
The summer is going to be tough for Chelsea as three of their first-team defenders will be free agents. Rudiger, Christensen and Azipilicueta, all three of them, will be free agents. At this time, it will be difficult for Chelsea if they all leave together. So, Chelsea will do all they can to keep them at the club. Chelsea are ready to wait for Azpilicueta until he announces his future plans. Chelsea has offered him a Year long contract with an option to extend till 2024. At the same time, Barcelona has handed him a Two-year long contract with an option to extend it by one year. As a matter of fact, Azipilicueta can talk with any club he wants to.
Barcelona have offered César Azpilicueta a two year deal with option to extend for a further season. Talks started in December but Barça are still waiting for Azpilicueta to make final decision. 🔵🇪🇸 #FCB
Chelsea hope for Azpi to stay but still no communication on player side. pic.twitter.com/AKThj9n4C6
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 18, 2022Advertisement
Fabrizio Romano’s latest tweet regarding the player portrays the situation as still up in the air. Barcelona has offered him a two-year deal with an option to extend for another season as well. Although talks with the player started in December itself, the situation still remains unsolved. Not only Chelsea but also Barcelona are eager to bring him back to Spain.