Andreas Christensen leaves for Barcelona – The Danish center-back is among those who bid farewell to Stamford Bridge after their contract expired.
Chelsea has completed their list of Stamford Bridge leavers with Andreas Christensen and Danny Drinkwater, whose contract has expired.
The Blues have confirmed that four members of the squad will bid farewell to West London and follow in the footsteps of Antonio Rudiger, who has signed to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Christensen is expected to travel to Spain and sign for Barcelona. Chelsea is looking for another defender.
Which players have Chelsea released?
It has been discussed for a while that the contract with Danish defender Christensen will not be extended and the experienced defender will go to Barcelona.
The statement made on Chelsea’s official website said:
“The contract of Christensen, who is a regular in our squad by playing 161 matches, expires this summer and his 10-year ‘Blue’ career, which started with his graduation from our academy, is ending.
“He’s had success in the FA Cup, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and most memorable the Champions League. He came in from the bench in the first half of the final in Porto last year and was crucial to our defensive efforts as we beat Manchester City. ”
The Blues also confirmed that Drinkwater will be leaving the club after five years.
Drinkwater left Leicester and came to Chelsea in 2017 after winning the title with Leicester City.
However, the 32-year-old midfielder was never a starter and has played on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa, Kasımpaşa and Reading. He only played 23 games for Chelsea.
Who else has Chelsea let leave?
The London team announced that Belgian winger Charly Musonda has also left the club.
in monsoon; He has played on loan for Real Betis, Celtic and Vitesse and is currently looking for a club.
The fourth player to leave Chelsea at the end of his contract is Jake Clarke-Salter.
The 24-year-old English footballer had the option of a 12-month contract extension with the Blues, but negotiated his release.
He has spent time with Birmingham and Coventry in recent years and now appears to be aiming to go to a competitive Championship club.