Span­ish star Azpilicueta signs new con­tract with Chelsea

Tehran Times - - WORLD SPORTS -

Span­ish in­ter­na­tional Ce­sar Azpilicueta, one of the long­est-serv­ing play­ers at Chelsea, signed a new four-year con­tract on Tues­day which if he sees it out will take him to 10 years with the Pre­mier League club.

The 29-year-old de­fender -- who joined the Blues in 2012 from French out­fit Mar­seille and has won the Pre­mier League ti­tle twice as well as cap­tained them this sea­son in the league -- says his de­sire to fight for the club is stronger than ever.

Azpilicueta, who is two ap­pear­ances short of 300 for the club, has been a piv­otal player in the bright start to the Mau­r­izio Sarri reign which sees them ly­ing in third spot, seven points off lead­ers Manch­ester City.

“De­lighted to be a blue un­til 2022,” the 25-times capped Spa­niard said on his Twit­ter ac­count.

“Since I ar­rived in 2012, my de­sire has been al­ways to give my best and fight for this club, and now more than ever, I feel the re­spon­si­bil­ity to bring more suc­cess to this fam­ily.”

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