Done deal: star defender agrees deal with Chelsea

Chelsea defender Caesar Azpilicueta has penned down a new contract tying him to Chelsea until 2022.

The Spaniard who joined Chelsea in 2012, from French outfit Marseille for a small fee, of £7 million, will take his tally to 10 seasons staying in the west London outfit.

As one of the longest serving player at the club, director Maria Granovskaia praised his professionalism on the field of play and labelled him a “fantastic acquisition” over the past six years.

Azpilicueta played every single minute in Chelsea’s 2016-17 winning season, and has managed to still hold down his spot under the guidance of new boss Maurizio Sarri this season.

The Spain international did not hide his delight over inking a new contract, as he was grinning from ear to ear.

He told Chelsea’s official website he was really glad to have signed a contract extension.

He thanked the fans for his staying and committing his future at Chelsea, lauding them with plenty of praises and is hopeful Chelsea will remain at the top, where the west Londoners truly belong.

“Since I came, I felt the joy and responsibility to play for this club, these fans, and every time I go on the pitch I try do my best. Hopefully there is a lot to come and we can keep Chelsea where it belongs.” He said.