Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen has reportedly agreed to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer as his current deal with the Blues comes to an end.
Christensen, 25, is believed to have gone through the first phase of his medical last week. And according to the Spanish paper Sport, he will undergo part two this afternoon.
This news comes in after FC Barcelona finalised the signing of Racing Santander midfielder Pablo Torre, as the Catalans are looking to further strengthen their squad ahead of next season. The Denmark international is not planning to fly out to Barcelona yet, but his agents are contemplating flying to Catalonia to seal the agreement.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Christensen is prepared to accept Barcelona’s offer and sign a five-year deal with the Blaugrana. “After Andreas Christensen, they plan to progress in talks to sign César Azpilicueta, Franck Kessié and Nouassir Mazraoui”, he tweeted.
The 25-year-old defender joined Chelsea from Brondby and spent two years on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to the Blues, with whom he won last season’s Champions League title.
The centre-back has made 153 appearances for the Blues, including 26 this season in all competitions.
FC Barcelona’s recent additions from the Premier League
The Catalan giants were very successful time in the last transfer window and all three of the signings have been from the Premier League. President Joan Laporta and his team picked up Ferran Torres from Manchester City, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal and Adama Traore from Wolves.
Aubameyang has had 5 goals already in his 7 appearances, Traore with 5 assists in 5 matches and Ferran with 2 goals and 3 assists in the 8 appearances he made. All three have had a great time at FC Barcelona so far and this makes it evident why FC Barcelona is keen to sign more players from the Premier League.