Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new four-year deal, extending his stay at the club to 2022.
The 29-year-old Spain international has made 298 appearances since arriving from Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2012, in a transfer package worth an initial £6m.
Azpilicueta, who has won the Premier League twice with Chelsea, has captained the Stamford Bridge side in the league this season.
Delighted to be a blue until 2022. Since I arrived in 2012, my desire has been always to give my best and fight for this club, and now more than ever, I feel the responsibility to bring more success to this family.
WE WILL KEEP THE BLUE FLAG FLYING HIGH !
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) December 4, 2018
He has also won the FA Cup, League Cup, and the 2013 Europa League under Rafa Benitez.
“Since I came, I felt the joy and responsibility to play for this club, these fans,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s official website.
“Every time I go on the pitch I try do my best. Hopefully there is a lot to come and we can keep Chelsea where it belongs.”
Azpilicueta’s previous deal was due to expire in 2020 after he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension in 2016.