The name of César Azpilicueta could very soon be part of the list of FC Barcelona players for the next season. At least that is the information that comes from London, since the captain of Chelsea would be about to finalize his agreement with the ‘blue’ club about the gentlemen’s agreement that he sealed with the previous owner, Roman Abramovich, Regarding his departure and the unilateral non-execution of the clause that forced him to play one more year at the English club.
According to the ‘inputs’ that Barcelona is receiving, the arrival of a new owner at the London entity is accelerating the registration and deregistration processes. In this case, one of the first folders that have been reopened is that of César Azpilicueta. The defender is confident that he will be able to resolve his contractual situation in the coming days and be able to reach an agreement with the current management.
If confirmed, his signing for FC Barcelona would be official in the coming weeks, since the player has an agreement with the Catalan entity to play for the next four seasons. It would be, without a doubt, one of the great reinforcements that Xavi has requested from the technical secretariat: the Spanish international is considered to be a very important player in the project, both for his versatility, he can play as a right-back or a central defender, as for his character and leadership.
Evidently, the arrival of the defender would directly imply the departure of Dani Alves or Sergiño Dest. As we anticipated in AS, taking into account the market, the American winger is the one who would be on the starting grid if a good offer arrives, or even including him in some operation as a bargaining chip is not ruled out. In this sense, Monchi’s Sevilla have already shown their interest in this winter market, which could now be reactivated after Barcelona’s interest in signing French central defender Jules Koundé.
Apart from Azpilicueta, the other name in the portfolio to reinforce the band, in this case the left, would be Marcos Alonso, also a Chelsea player. In this sense, the negotiations could take a little longer, since he still has a year on his contract, but the club trusts the player’s absolute predisposition to play for Barcelona as the key to reaching an agreement between all parties. .