Barcelona eye 2022 move for Spain star Cesar Azpilicueta

Barcelona could make a shock move for Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta in 2022.

The veteran defender has emerged as an ever present figure in Luis Enrique’s Spain side in the last 12 months after being used sparingly by previous La Roja coaches.

However, despite playing a key role for club and country, the 32-year-old is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of 2021/22.

Azpilicueta has previously hinted his intention to stay at the Premier League giants but he could be tempted by a return to Spanish football.

Xavi Hernandez

According to reports from Diario AS, new Barcelona boss Xavi will be looking to secure cut price and free transfers in the coming months, with Azpilicueta a possible target.

Xavi has already secured a return for fans favourite Dani Alves and Azpilicueta would offer another experienced defensive option.

Chelsea are set to open talks with the former Osasuna full back at the start of 2022 with the ultimate decision based around guarantees over playing time at Thomas Tuchel’s side.

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