Chelsea ace has committed his future to the club and he has subsequently shunned a move to Spain, according to the report in the Evening Standard
Andreas Christensen was on the verge of quitting the club during the winter period but he decided to remain at the Stamford Bridge and maintain his focus on getting playing time.
Despite struggling for game time at Chelsea, the Denmark defender was linked with a move to Barcelona during the January transfer.
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Christensen was signed from Brøndby IF youth team in 2012 to the Chelsea youth team as he was rated as one of theist young centre defenders.
He said: “I had a lot of doubts but as they made it clear I am needed, it really wasn’t that hard for me to accept.
“I’ve been at the club for many years and I still love being here. It’s solely because of the playing time that the transfer consideration started. There are two clear first choices [at centre-half, David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger] and then there’s me. I just have to take the chance when I get it.
“There was a lot of talks [over a move] but it was quickly made clear the club saw me as someone who would play.
“Of course that’s really nice to hear so I just have to keep proving myself. I can only hope I’ll be selected more often.”
Chelsea is ready to hold on to Christensen as captain Gary Cahill is not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plan and David Luiz might quit soon as talks over his contract extension at the end of the current campaign are stalled at the moment.