Barcelona eye Chelsea veteran in bid to strengthen defence | OneFootball
Barcelona eye Chelsea veteran in bid to strengthen defence
Barcelona are said to be considering a move for Chelsea veteran Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of next summer.
The signing was a timely one, too, with Sergi Roberto set to undergo surgery that will keep him out for up to four months.
The Spain international could be available on a free next summer, set to see his contract expire at Stamford Bridge.
The 32-year-old has been one of Chelsea’s best signings in the last decade or so, signing in 2012 for around £7million from Marseille.
Since then, he has gone on to make well over 300 appearances, winning everything but the Club World Cup during his time at Chelsea, something he will be able to win this year following the Blues’ Champions League success last season.
It’s not clear whether Chelsea will move to keep Azpilicueta around for another season, and they just may given his continued importance, but if not, is seems Barca may be waiting.