Azpilicueta set to return to Spain with Atletico Madrid


Azpilicueta set to return to Spain with Atletico Madrid

Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta is all set to join Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal as a free agent in this summer.

 The Spanish defender is close to parting ways with Chelsea after 11 years at the club. He will join Atletico Madrid as a free agent on a two-year deal, according to Fabrizio Romano.

 Azpilicueta put pen to paper on a new two-year contract at Chelsea just last summer, but the Blues have given him the green light to leave as a free agent as a mark of respect for their loyal servant.

 Serie A giants Inter were also keen on signing the Spanish international as a replacement for Milan Skriniar who has left the club as a free agent to join Paris Saint-Germain. But Atletico have beaten the Italian club in the race to secure Azpilicueta's signature.

The veteran is set to become the fifth player to leave Chelsea this summer after Kalidou Koulibaly, N'Golo Kane, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount. While Kante and Koulibaly moved to Saudi Arabia, Havertz joined Arsenal and Mount is all set to sign for Manchester United. The Blues will now look to let go of some more players as part of their summer clear-out.

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