It looks like it’s finally over – Gerard Romero, who despite being quite the clown has proved his close connections at Barcelona all of this summer – is saying that Cesar Azpilicueta will not make the move to Catalonia at all.
The defender has just one year left on his Chelsea deal, and it was widely expected he would move to Barca for a small fee this summer. But according to Romero the club captain has decided to stay put at Chelsea, and will sign an extension.
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Azpilicueta quería tener claro su futuro antes del inicio de la Premier.
El Barça le pedía unos días más de espera para poder solucionar el tema del FP con la Liga
El capitán blue decidió esta mañama y se lo comunicó al club y a Xavi
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) August 4, 2022
Barcelona have been desperately trying to get all their finances in order to make Azpi and Chelsea a convincing offer, but the player wanted his future clear before the start of the season, and it looks like he will not stay put – and possibly retire as a Blue.
Given our struggles to find a solid right wing back backup, that’s great news for us. That’s one thing that can drop down the list of priorities.