Andreas Christensen hopes that his long-awaited complimentary transfer to Barcelona will be confirmed 'soon'.
Christensen's departure from Chelsea at the end of his contract was finally confirmed this month, and a summer switch to Barcelona has been on the cards for months-- he has been qualified to work out a deal since getting in the final 6 months of his contract in January.
The Danish defender was at first anticipated to stay at Stamford Bridge, but his head was gradually turned by Barça and by March he was already near to a pre-contract agreement.
Now, he has actually told Danish publication B.T. that a statement at Camp Nou is, "Hopefully soon.".
He discussed, "I have actually known what I was going to do for a while. I'm simply awaiting the right time. Regrettably, it's not entirely up to me. There are likewise other things that require to fall into place.".
Regardless of much publicised monetary trouble at Barcelona over the last number of years-- one director recently revealed the club still frantically requires EUR500m to conserve itself-- Christensen is determined that joining them is still an extremely prominent career milestone.
" It is one of the most significant clubs in Europe," he said. " I think it is for everyone - whether they have had their issues or not, it is still among the most significant clubs for a player to get to.".
Christensen may not be the only player who swaps Chelsea for Barcelona this summer. 90min understands that Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso also remain crazy about heading to Camp Nou.
Azpilicueta has simply one year left on his Chelsea contract and has independently revealed a desire for a new challenge after investing a decade with the Blues-- prior to the takeover he had a 'gentleman's agreement' that he would be enabled to leave for just a little transfer cost.
Chelsea want to let Alonso leave and are expected to replace him in the squad with the returning Emerson Palmieri, who invested 2021/22 on loan at Lyon.
In the other direction, Chelsea remain in talks with representatives of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele and are confident of securing the Frenchman on a totally free transfer.