Barcelona signed Andreas Christensen as a free agent after cutting connections with Chelsea. The transfer to Camp Nou has been revealed.
Since it became known that the 26-year-old center back will not be renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge, rumors of a move to Catalunya have circulated.
A long saga that was made more difficult by Barca’s persistent financial problems has now come to an end.
How long will Christensen be employed by Barça?
Barcelona was able to offer Christensen a lucrative four-year contract through the summer of 2026 without paying a transfer fee.
Earlier that day, Franck Kessie, who had been officially announced as a member of the Barcelona team, also signed a contract for the same period of time. The unveiling of Christensen, a midfielder who joined from Milan, will take place on Thursday. Both guys have release clauses of €500 million.
There are still difficulties in getting additional players registered, but the Barca claim they have enough room in their pay cap to bring in new players and have them legally certified.
To Barcelona, what will Christensen bring?
Christensen who has made 56 appearances for his country, will provide vital experience to Barcelona’s back line.
Another season performer is able to support Ronald Araujo and Eric Garcia as Gerard Pique nears the conclusion of his career.
Between 2015 and 2017, Christensen participated in 93 Premier League games for Chelsea. During that period, he also spent two Bundesliga seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. He often participated in continental competition as well, and he brings Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super, and FIFA Club World Cup championship medals to Camp Nou.
This summer, who else will Barcelona bring in?
Barca are still looking for striking reinforcements despite signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres to play with Ansu Fati in attack during the winter transfer window.
Robert Lewandowski, a talented Polish striker who now plays for Bayern Munich, is searching for a way out and would appreciate the chance to test himself in La Liga at the age of 33.
Raphinha, a winger for Brazil, has also emerged as one of Barcelona’s top targets. The South American is willing to be patient at Leeds despite competing offers from teams like Arsenal and Chelsea.
Bernardo Silva, a Portuguese playmaker who led Manchester City to another title victory in 2021–2022, is another Premier League star who is rumored to be high on Xavi’s want list.
With Barcelona reportedly showing interest in the Chelsea duo of Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, they may end up following Christensen’s lead.
Jules Kounde of Sevilla has been strongly connected, and if arrangements cannot be reached there, the Frenchman may still transfer between domestic rivals.