César Azpilicueta has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea.
The new long term contract with see Azpilicueta stay at the Stamford Bridge club until 2020. The Spanish international joined Chelsea for just £7m four years ago.
Azpilicueta has told the club’s official website that he is really happy to stay at Chelsea, and is aiming for more success with the Blues.
“I’m really happy to have signed a new contract,” he said. “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.”
Conte stated: “I’m pleased, and I’m pleased for him.”
“He’s impressed me a lot with his commitment, his work-rate, his ability to play also in different roles. He’s a good professional and I’m pleased for him, and above all the club and the fans.”
Chelsea bought Azpilicueta from Marseille in 2012 for just £7m – a business Conte described as a bargain.
“Look back, it was a good piece of business [bringing Azpilicueta in from Marseille] for us, for Chelsea,” the Italian added.
Azpilicueta, now in his fourth season at Stamford Bridge, aims to win trophies and bring success to players, managers and fans.
“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.”