Azpilicueta completes Chelsea switch

::::::::Azpilicueta completes Chelsea switch
The 22-year-old defender, who represented Spain at this summer's Olympic
Games, has moved to Stamford Bridge to bolster Roberto Di Matteo's defensive
Chelsea have completed the signing of Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta for an
undisclosed fee, according to reports.
Roberto Di Matteo completes his fifth signing of the summer, having already concluded
deals to bring Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Thorgan Hazard to Stamford Bridge,
and the Spaniard looks set to solve the club's right-back problem, after Jose Bosingwa left
at the end of last season.
Marseille confirmed the deal on their official
club website with a statement that read: "'Azpi'
Chelsea, you're done. The transfer was
formally concluded on Friday morning between
OM and the British club, and the Spaniard has
signed his contract.
"A new challenge awaits him in the ranks of
the Champions of Europe 2012."
As exclusively revealed by last
week, the move has been on the cards for
some time and with only Branislav Ivanovic in
the current Chelsea squad capable of playing
out on the right, ahead of a long and arduous
campaign, the Italian boss has sought to add
some much-needed depth to the squad.
Azpilicueta arrives after a successful two-year
stay in Ligue 1 with Marseille, during which he established himself as a regular but
following a disappointing 10th-placed finish last season.
The defender follows former boss Didier Deschamps out of the exit door at the Stade
Velodrome this summer, after he left to replace Laurent Blanc as the coach of the France
national team.
The 22-year-old boasts a wealth of experience, considering his age, having played for four
years prior to his move to France in La Liga with Spanish outfit Osasuna, going on to make
over 100 appearances for the club in the process.

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