“I could have made more money if I had left Chelsea last summer” – Cesar Azpilicueta
Cesar Azpilicueta, a player for Chelsea, said in an interview with The Athletic that he could have made a lot of money if he had left the team over the summer.
The Spain international’s 10-year stay at Stamford Bridge was made possible by a clause in his contract that was activated.
He looked like he was going to join everyone else at Barcelona before the start of this season when the club was getting ready for a defensive exodus.
After Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger left on free transfers, the whole back line was starting to look very different.
Azpilicueta eventually chose to stay, and he now says that he did so even though he knew there were other, better offers out there. Before leaving Chelsea, Azpilicueta was allowed to take more money from other teams.
He said, “I could have found better contract terms and pay elsewhere, but that wasn’t what I wanted to do.” Despite that, he didn’t want to play for another team. I’ve been living in this city for nearly 10 years. I’ve made some very special connections with both the club’s employees and its fans. I couldn’t make it.
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“Even though I knew what would happen if I activated the clause, my heart and mind told me I couldn’t do anything but keep preparing for every game and play 30 games. I felt this way even though I didn’t know who the owner would be or what would happen to us.
Recently, Reece James has been hurt more often than, so the 33-year-old has been asked to fill in at the back.
Even so, he has found it hard to keep up the high level of dependability he was known for when he worked in West London.
Malo Gusto’s signing in January and subsequent move to Chelsea seem to be a sign that Azpilicueta might leave the team at the end of this season.