Chelsea player says time at club keeps getting better, despite exit rumours

Chelsea player says his time at club has kept getting better, despite rumours he's going to leave

Andreas Christensen claims his time with Chelsea has only got better over the years, despite the fact he’s being linked with a potential exit this summer.

Christensen, 25, is one of the Blues defenders who’s out of contract this summer at Stamford Bridge.

The centre-back will be leaving at the end of the season on a free transfer unless a new deal can be agreed.

Spanish publication Sport reports Barcelona are trying to sort a pre-contract agreement to sign Christensen this summer, along with his teammate and Blues club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Christensen, who’s just celebrated 10 years since he joined Chelsea, is facing an uncertain future on where he’ll be playing next year.

The ball-playing defender has been speaking positively about his rise at the Bridge, though.

“It’s been a bit in and out of teams, struggling to have a full season at the really top level, but I feel it has gone a lot better in recent years,” Christensen said.

“I have never given it up and everything I learnt in the academy I have tried to bring to it.”

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Chelsea need Christensen

With the futures of Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger unclear, Chelsea simply can’t lose Christensen as well.

The Denmark international is still a relatively young defender that should still have the prime of his career ahead of him.

He’s put in some superb individual performances over the years. For example, his display off the bench in last season’s win in the Champions League final went under the radar.

It’s true that earlier in his Blues career he’s had to fight his way through some tough times, and at one stage nailing down a first-team spot at the Bridge looked beyond him.

Christensen is now an important figure in the Chelsea squad, though.

He could grow into more of a senior figures if he sticks around and signs a new contract, too.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.