Azpilicueta's strategy to make move from Chelsea to Barcelona

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Azpilicueta's strategy to make move from Chelsea to Barcelona

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The Spain defender is wanted by Barça coach Xavi Hernandez this summer

César Azpilicueta won't raise his voice while with the Spain national team this month. He has opted to maintain a low profile with the media as a way of staying focused on La Roja and, at the same time, facilitating a move from Chelsea to FC Barcelona.

The defender wants to avoid unnecessary noise. Chelsea have been through a difficult time with the club changing hands from Roman Abramovich to Todd Boehly and a team of investors.

Azpilicueta had the word of the previous owners that they would let him leave after 10 years at the club with exemplary behaviour. He is the captain and has always delivered.

Chelsea automatically extended his contract until 2023, though, after he played a certain amount of games this season that allowed them to do that. He still hopes the club will understand his posture.

Maintain the pact

The Premier League side now have to decide what to do. Azpilicueta believes the new owners won't make things difficult for Barça by asking for large sums of money. The pact in place was for a consensual exit that would not demand Barça spend big.

Azpilicueta wants to play for Barça and leave Chelsea on good terms. He wants any transfer to be as exemplary as his decade in Blue has been. He is now awaiting the decision of the new North American owners.

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