Barcelona sign Andreas Christensen after Chelsea defender exit


Barcelona have signed Danish defender Andreas Christensen after his contract at Chelsea ended.

Christensen moves to the Spanish giants on a four-year deal, with his buyout clause set at €500m (£447m).

The 26-year-old will be officially presented as a Barcelona player on Thursday, the LaLiga club have announced.

Barcelona said in a statement on the club’s website: “Christensen is a powerful centre-back who excels in the air.

“Technically proficient with the ball at his feet as well, he suits the Blaugrana back four perfectly.”

Christensen joined Chelsea from Brondby in February 2012 and was part of the squad that won the 2020-21 Champions League.

After his departure from Stamford Bridge was confirmed at the end of the season, Christensen wrote on Instagram: “I was a young lad at Chelsea with all the hopes and fears of a player starting his career, I am grateful to the whole club for making my dream come true.

“After spending 10 incredible years at this club, I felt it was the right time for a fresh start for me and my family.

“Mentally the last few months have been difficult because it was not an easy decision to leave this club and the fans.”


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