- The player’s contract with Chelsea sets an automatic one-year extension that has been executed but cannot be carried out at the moment
- The player trusts that the new owners respect the pact he had with the previous owners to let him out
FC Barcelona has several names on its agenda to reinforce the squad next season. One of them is that of César Azpilicueta, who is in a particular situation due to a detail of his contract with Chelsea. The automatic renewal clause for one year was executed as it appeared in the legal document, having fulfilled the thirty specified matches, but the decision of the British Government to prohibit the operations of the English team has blocked that automatic renewal for the time being. which, although the contractual conditions for that extension are met, this new legal scenario blocks it.
It will be the new owners of Chelsea when there are any, who will decide on the future of the Spanish defender. Azpilicueta trusts that when new owners enter the club, they will respect the unwritten agreement that he had with the previous owners to let him leave and, therefore, decide not to execute that additional year.
Azpilicueta is very clear that he wants to leave through the front door of Chelsea, where he has spent ten seasons, he is the current captain, and the club where he has won all possible titles. However, his dream is to wear Barça next season and he will also do everything possible so that the new owners respect the agreement that he obtained with the sports director Marina Granovskaia. If necessary, if the new owners do not follow the agreed line, Barça could intercede to negotiate his departure for a symbolic amount.