Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta will end his illustrious eleven-year stay at Stamford Bridge and move to Atletico Madrid this week.
The 33-year-old veteran has agreed to a verbal offer of a two-year contract with Los Colchoneros and is expected to have his contract canceled by the Blues to help ease the move according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Cesar Azpilicueta set to complete Atleti switch
Club captain Azpilicueta moved to Stamford Bridge back in 2012 from French side Marseille and has won all there is to win during his eleven-year spell, including a Champions League, two Premier Leagues, a FIFA Club World Cup, and a Europa League title back in his first season with the club.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has seemingly won the race for Azpilicueta, snatching the Spanish international away from his former club Inter Milan, with whom the experienced defender had agreed terms last week.
Azpilicueta is reportedly keen to move back to Spain with his family, who were a key part of the defender’s decision-making process, and an official announcement is set to be made by Chelsea imminently.