Andreas Christensen reaches Chelsea contract decision amid Barcelona interest
Andreas Christensen has finally made a decision on his future, with his contract with Chelsea due to expire in 4 months and talks having previously stalled between the player and the club.
The Danish defender has reportedly decided that his future will instead lie in Catalonia, as he is set to agree a five year deal with Barcelona to join them when his deal expires at Chelsea.
And while there is no confirmation of this just yet, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that there is ‘no doubt’ that a deal will be reached between the two parties.
Andreas Christensen has made his choice and he will play for Barcelona, there’s no doubt. Contract until June 2027. Matter of time. 🔵🔴 #FCB
Meeting ongoing to complete the verbal agreement on final details between player side and Barça. Here we go soon. pic.twitter.com/iP3xRwSdof
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 8, 2022
Swoop for four free agents?
It seems likely that veteran defender Cesar Azpilicueta will also follow the Dane in making the trip from Stamford Bridge to the Nou Camp this summer too, with his contract also set to expire this summer and no new deal yet being offered by Chelsea.
Meanwhile, AC Milan midfield Franck Kessie and Noussair Mazraoui of Ajax, both out of contract this summer, are also close to completing moves to the Catalan side.
Barcelona are on it. After Andreas Christensen, they plan to progress in talks to sign César Azpilicueta, Franck Kessié and Nouassir Mazraoui. Negotiations ongoing. 🔴⤵️ #FCB https://t.co/J2mbS0SLJY
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 7, 2022
Should four free agents join the four free agents that arrived last summer too, the club would have effectively rebuilt what seemed like a failing dynasty in just 12 months, which would truly be an impressive feat.