Glen Johnson believes that Chelsea should offer Cesar Azpilicueta a new contract as he possesses qualities that are hard to find these days. His contract is set to expire at the end of the season and no agreement has been reached for an extension. The Chelsea captain has been linked with a move to Barcelona during the transfer window.

“I would [offer him a new contract], yeah,” Glen Johnson said about Cesar Azpilicueta. “You see the thing is, especially when [Antonio] Rudiger and [Andreas] Christensen’s futures haven’t been sorted yet. You can go and sign another player but you can’t go and sign another player with that experience who’s going to be happy around the camp. He’s not going to play as much as he wants, but most players would kick their toys out of the pram but this guy doesn’t. I think for the dressing room he’d be good to have around the youngsters as well.”

“I don’t think he was the player they were trying to sign in terms of a flying fullback, but he’s super versatile, he’s a super professional, he doesn’t moan when he’s not playing and plays anywhere along the back four, or back three, and players like that are hard to come by,” he added. “He might not be the most exciting fullback in terms of flying forward and doing what some others are doing but he’ll certainly do a job. He’s won pretty much everything there is to win. Those players you have to be careful of losing. That experience is not easy to get.”

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