Former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has signed a contract with Barcelona that will see him further his career in Camp Nou until 2026.
The Denmark international whose contract at Stamford Bridge ended last month refused to extend it with emerging rumours linking him to join Xavi Hernandez in Catalonia. The Trumpet Gathered
According to reports, Christensen becomes the sixth Danish in history to join the Catalans.
Although at present, there happens to be a Danish striker in the Barcelona team, a Spanish report claims that Martin Braithwaite is out of Xavi’s plans for the new season.
Mundo Deportivo stated that the first Danish players in the history of Barça were Allan Simonsen (1979-82), Michael Laudrup (1989-94), Thomas Christiansen (1991-93) and Ronnie Ekelund (1992-94). With Allan Braithwaite following the queue, Christensen emerged as the sixth to wear Barca’s jersey.
Reportedly, the 26-year-old defender’s contract with Barcelona contains a buyout clause that amounts to €500,000 should any club desire to sign him before his contract elapses in Camp Nou.
Barcelona on its official website has described the defender as a winner with experience, who was born on April 10 in the town of Lillerod in Denmark.
The club added that Christensen is ‘strong and with great vision’ and a “powerful centre back who is excellent in the air. Technically proficient with the ball at his feet also, he is a perfect fit for the Blaugrana back four”.