Andreas Christensen has been linked with a move to Barcelona for some time, and the newest update suggests that a deal for the soon-to-be free agent is close.
According to Diario Sport, Barcelona is in advanced talks with the center-back for a four-year contract and believes a deal can be reached shortly.
Christensen has reportedly opted to quit Stamford Bridge, despite the Blues’ best efforts to keep him, and wants to head to the Camp Nou.
According to the story, Christensen was close to joining Barcelona on loan two years ago, but Chelsea blocked the move.
Fabrizio Romano also has information on Barcelona and Christensen, claiming that the Catalans are confident in their ability to sign the Dane, but that they will face competition from Bayern Munich.
If Christensen joins Barca, he’ll likely team up with Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, and Gerard Pique in central defense.
According to the article, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, and Oscar Mingueza, Barca’s other center-backs, “will all be permitted to depart if offers arise.”
Who is Andreas Christensen and why does Barcelona want him?
Christensen, 25, has spent the last decade at Stamford Bridge, having joined the Blues’ academy and progressed through the ranks to the first team.
Andreas Christensen plays central defense for Chelsea in the English Premier League. On July 1, 2012, Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea. Andreas Christensen is a 25-year-old Danish player who was born on April 10, 1996. His combined height and weight is 187cm and 82kg.
Andreas Christensen has played 12 matches in the English Premier League season 2021/22. (plus 2 as a sub). He has scored 0 goals with 0 shots on target from a total of 3 shots (0.50 xG). Andreas Christensen averages 64 passes per game, with an 88 percent pass completion percentage and 0 assists. Andreas Christensen has received two yellow cards and zero red cards in his career.
Christensen has appeared in six Champions League matches during the 2021/22 season. He has scored one goal with two shots on target from a total of two shots (0.13 xG). Andreas Christensen averages 87 passes per game, with a 92 percent pass completion percentage, and 1 assist. Andreas Christensen has been issued a total of 0 yellow and red cards.
Christensen appeared in six UEFA European Championship Finals matches in 2021. Hescored one goal with two shots on target out of a total of two (0.28 xG). Andreas Christensen averaged 49 passes per game, with an 89 percent pass completion percentage and 0 assists. Andreas Christensen was issued a total of 0 yellow and 0 red cards.
Andreas Christensen’s most recent match came in the English League Cup versus Liverpool, which ended in a 0-0 (10-11) Chelsea defeat.
Andreas Christensen’s Chelsea Contract
According to sources, Christensen is unlikely to sign a contract extension with his club due to foreign interest.
The Danish defender’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season, and he has attracted a lot of interest from other clubs.
It was thought that Christensen would sign a new deal with Thomas Tuchel’s side until recently, but current sources suggest otherwise.
Although a contract extension between Christensen and Chelsea is not off the table, according to Patrick Berger, it is doubtful that one will be signed.
According to the report, Christensen was being monitored by Borussia Dortmund, who are interested in signing him before he becomes a free agent in the summer.
Andreas Christensen’s Salary
Christensen, a D C, DM for Chelsea F.C., makes £83,000 per week and £4,316,000 per year. Christensen has an estimated net worth of £24,544,000 pounds. Andreas Christensen was born in Denmark and is 25 years old. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2022.