Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta have signed a new two-year contract with the English club despite interest from Barcelona.
The deal means the 32-year-old will stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of June 2024.
Mr. Chelsea. Two more years. 💙 pic.twitter.com/j8lYVl3km4
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2022
Azpilicueta told Chelsea website:
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 and Mr Behdad 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 chairman Todd Boehly said:
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.
Chelsea co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano added:
Cesar is a world-class leader on and off the pitch. He’s a Chelsea legend and exemplifies so many of the qualities and values as a player and a person we aspire to. We couldn’t be more excited for Cesar to be at Chelsea under our ownership as we continue to work to build a champion squad.