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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta issues a statement on why his Barcelona move failed; Hear what he said himself

There has been a lot of false speculations to why the move to the LaLiga giants failed for Chelsea Captain Azplicueta and now he is here to clear the air and set the record straight.

Azpilicueta, 33, has been a central cog for the Blues since arriving from Marseille for a fee in the region of £7 million in the summer of 2012. He has etched himself in the club’s history books, becoming the first and only player to have won every single major silverware at the club.

During an interview with The Athletic, Azpilicueta was asked if he has any regrets about failing to join Barcelona last summer. He replied:

“No, no. Never!”
Explaining his decision to remain at Chelsea”

“I could have signed an agreement in January to join a team as a free agent in the summer, but I never had it in my mind. I wanted to be here during a difficult situation. I had better options in terms of contract years and salary elsewhere, but that’s not what I wanted to do. I’ve been here for over 10 years. I’ve had a chance to create an amazing relationship with the fans and the club. I could not leave.”

Azpilicueta, also added:

“It was a matter of loyalty to the club that gave me everything. I had won all the trophies with them. We had been crowned the best club in the world. I was also made captain. I will not hide or be in a position where I only look after myself. By doing that I would let everyone down. I ended up signing another contract, with the confidence from the new ownership and in the new era. I have no regrets.”

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