Since January, talks about Cesar Azpilicueta’s move have been on social media platforms because it’s not something that Azpilicueta himself denies: He won’t be staying any longer under Chelsea’s care, but he did learn a lot from the top team in the world. But this February, things started to get a bit messy, and the round for talks started again.
The defender is set to sign Barcelona’s free transfer to play for the team this coming summer season. However, Cesar Azpilicueta is not signing any papers yet, which seems odd because ever since he was having talks with Barcelona, something has been keeping him from signing it now that needs to do it.
Moreover, when asked about where his future with his current team Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta is keeping quiet. Of course, losing out on your current team with one of the best streaks and squad stats already can be a bummer. But this bummer Azpilicueta got himself into is quite different, if not awkward at all.
Rumors are coming out telling that Chelsea and Barcelona might have a big incentive fight for either keeping Cesar Azpilicueta in the team or losing out on him and Barcelona captures his heart to play in the Camp Nou and get him started with the team.
Before anything else, we should probably talk about who Cesar Azpilicueta is and why he’s become the center of recruitment for Chelsea and Barcelona. The Spanish footballer is known for being a consistent right-back and centre-back for Chelsea, and he’s been keeping at it even though he is currently the team’s captain.
Cesar Azpilicueta has also been at the Premier League under Chelsea, and as well as represented the national team of Spain in football. He has won the Europa League many times and has captained towards Chelsea’s win in the Champions League just this last year 2021. Not only that, but Cesar Azpilicueta has earned 55 caps for his country Spain in youth-level competitions as well as in Euros and some World Cups.
He’s quite old in the field, yet a player that’s sought-out by many teams. But with Chelsea, the team he chose before and sticks to until now, he’s made a total of 450 appearances under the team. What’s also interesting is how he’s not someone who leaves a team for his career, because he is more of an achiever than just a worker in the sport.
Now that he’s made some agreements with Barcelona, things got even spicier for his awaited and supposed transfer. But there is something that pulls him away from signing, and that’s a renewed deal coming from his current team, Chelsea, to keep him on their hold for a longer time.
He’s been denying to talk in the many interview sessions that he has been receiving. Aside from dodging the question by saying how much he appreciates Chelsea in not only giving him a platform to better himself, but also bring him a good squad to achieve numerous championships with, he also mentioned how the team needs to focus on the semi-finals of their current tournament, and anything that might distract the players will not be a good thing to use for prep.
He, however, is reassured that he has his heart very close to Chelsea and even his family is in London, which gives all the reason why he would want to be with a football team that’s equally as strong and familiar to him.
It seems that it’s still a decision that Cesar Azpilicueta is reflecting on his own, and we can only wait for what he has to stay with the tightrope he is currently in, and hopefully that it’s a solid decision by that time. But what are the possibilities, right? Well, there are many possibilities to consider.
The first would be that he does leave Chelsea and move to Barcelona. If it’s only the family we’re talking about, he has the capacity to take them to Spain anyway. The second is that he stays in Chelsea and makes sure that he either gets a raise in his salary as an incentive to stay or that it’s enough that he’s close to a high-quality and familiar squad and his family.
There’s a lot to flesh out about Cesar Azpilicueta’s case, but one can only hope that he spills out what’s coming as soon as possible. But to be stuck with two powerful teams that’ll contribute to your growth, either way, may not be so easy to handle for someone who’s been in the industry for a long time.
Whichever way or decision Cesar Azpilicueta chooses at the end of the day, it should be one that’s subjective enough and one that was thoroughly thought out.