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Andreas Christensen hopes two Chelsea players can follow him to Barcelona

Andreas Christensen
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The Denmark international revealed his hope for the pair during his official presentation as a new Barcelona player.

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Andreas Christensen wants to play with former Chelsea teammates Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso at Barcelona for next season.

After a decade-long association with Chelsea, Christensen left the club at the end of his contract last month. The Dane has joined Barcelona for a free transfer. On Thursday, he signed a four-year contract, which includes a €500 million release clause, and was later unveiled to the fans and media in his new kit.

The 26-year-old Dane is Barca’s second summer signing after Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie.

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Could two more Chelsea players be on their way?

In the last few months, reports have frequently linked Azpilicueta and Alonso to Camp Nou. The Spanish defenders both have a year left on their Chelsea contracts.

“I spoke to them and told them I was going to Barca,” Christensen said at a press conference. “They are great friends, and hopefully I can play with them.

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“I haven’t met my teammates here yet, who have a lot of quality, but I do want to play with them again next season.”

Out to fullfill a childhood dream

During his presentation, Christensen revealed how he has dreamed of playing for Barcelona since the age of eight and discussed his role in the team.

“When I was eight, I wrote on a piece of paper that my dream was to play for Barca,” the Dane said.

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On his role in the team, Christensen said: “My aim is to play every week. There is a healthy competition and there are some very good players on this team. I am looking forward to working with my new teammates.

“I think I’ll fit in well with the way Barca play. The way Barcelona play is the one I feel most comfortable with.”

“I have come to Barcelona to win trophies,” he added. “That is my main goal.”

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