The Navarrese explained how he lived a summer in which he was placed one step away from the Barça club
“I never did anything against Chelsea. We had private conversations where I said everything”
He was one step away from being a new Barca player. But he couldn’t wait any longer. The Barca club have asked him for patience as he continues to balance his books in order to announce his signing. It’s already passed the water and César Azpilicueta will continue to play in London. At Chelsea, his team since 2012 and with whom he won everything.
The Navarrese gave an interview to ‘Evening Standard’ and explained the whole series. “After the Club World Cup, where I became the only player to win all the trophies, I felt it was time to return to Spain. But then everything happened with this club. I wanted to stay engaged. I never did anything against him chelsea. We had private conversations where I explained everything.”
“For a period, I was a free agent and Who knows what might have happened then? I decided to shut up because there was already enough noise around me. I didn’t want to make things worse because I wanted to focus on my game,” adds the international. “Yes, the conversations were there (with Barcelona), all over the club,” he confesses.
“I’m very excited, otherwise I wouldn’t have signed,” he said. “The new owners wanted me to stay here to lead the team on and off the pitch. I am very grateful to them. They were very honest and transparent from day one. I felt responsible to stay here at the house”, adds the ex Osasuna and Marseille.