Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old has established himself as a prominent figure of the Blues backline since joining the London outfit from Marseille in 2012.
The Spaniard has also appeared in each of club’s 15 league games this season, and the versatile defender has admitted that he is delighted to committed his future to the club.
.@CesarAzpi has today signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 13, 2016
He told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy to have signed a new contract. Since I arrived here my target was to progress as a player and win trophies. This new contract gives me the chance to continue my relationship with the club, that’s what I wanted and obviously I’m really happy here.
“We’ve had some really good moments so far this season. From day one, we started working very hard. We have a new manager with new ideas and I’m really happy to be working with him. Obviously we can still improve but the long-term aim for us is to win trophies, that is what we all want, the players, manager and fans.”
Azpilicueta is all set to make his 200th appearance for the Blues when the club meet Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.