Reported from the official page Chelseafc.com The Club has officially announced the release of Andreas Christensen. The Danish defender will most likely join Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer of 2022. Christensen is one of Chelsea’s mainstay defenders, especially in the era of Coach Thomas Tuchel. His contract expires this season June 30, 2022. Christensen was released on a free transfer (free transfer). Previously it was reported that Chelsea had offered a new contract extension to the 26-year-old defender but the Danish player was not convinced of that and is believed to be leaving Stamford Bridge (Chelsea stadium) at the end of the season.
That way Christensen’s career with the Blues (Chelsea’s nickname) is over. Christensen is a Chelsea academy player since he was a teenager. Christensen is also known as one of Thomas Tuchel’s most trusted defenders. He often fills the core squad under the German coach. Apart from Christensen, Chelsea have also announced the departure of three other players. They are former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater and two young players, Charly Musonda and Jake Clarke-Salter.
Christensen’s departure was regretted by Chelsea because it added to the suffering of the London Blue troops and the club could not do much to make Christensen want to stay. Because previously, they had also been left on a free transfer by another mainstay defender, namely Antonio Rudiger, who had officially joined Spanish giants Real Madrid. Statistics Christensen with Chelsea (2013-2015 and 2017-2022) recorded 161 appearances, scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in all competitions. Here are Chistensen’s titles with Chelsea: UEFA Champions League: 2020-21, UEFA Europa League: 2018-19, UEFA Super Cup: 2021, FIFA Club World Cup: 2021, FA Cup runners-up: 2019-20, EFL Cup runners -up : 2018-19.
Barcelona’s move to sign Andreas Christensen was made after coach Xavi Hernandez did not fully trust Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet. In addition, young defenders from Barcelona such as Ronald Araujo are the only defenders who will be part of the big plans of Barcelona, while Oscar Mingueza and Eric Garcia will be prepared as players who can be relied on, and placed in many positions.