Barcelona completed the signing of Andreas Christensen from Chelsea on a free transfer, the Catalan club confirmed on Monday.
Christensen, 26, has agreed a contract at Camp Nou until 2026 after his Chelsea deal expired last week. His release clause has been fixed at €500 million.
The Danish centre-back becomes the club’s second signing of the day following the morning announcement of the arrival of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
Welcome to FC Barcelona, Andreas Christensen! 🇩🇰 💙❤ pic.twitter.com/Fq6FTMF0sw
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) July 4, 2022
Christensen spent a decade at Chelsea, including two years away on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach. But he will now start the next chapter of his career in Spain.
The defender will compete for a place with Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo and Eric Garcia. Meanwhile, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza all set to leave.
There could yet be further signings in defence, too,. Coach Xavi Hernandez keen on Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
The official presentation of Andreas Christensen will be on Thursday, the day after Kessie.
According to @ffpolo, Barça followed Christensen for many years. Xavi believes he will contribute a lot to the team.
After the announcement of Andreas Christensen as a new FC Barcelona player, the club will move on to negotiate for the next signings in line. However, the next economic levers will need to be a reality in order to register all the new faces.