Andreas Christensen unfazed amid Barcelona exit links

Andreas Christensen is reportedly optimistic of remaining at FC Barcelona beyond the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Andreas Christensen is not interested in leaving Barcelona in the summer transfer window. Widespread updates have linked the 28-year-old utility man with a move away from the Catalan club. However, he is unfazed by the emerging speculation surrounding his future.

Andreas Christensen and a successful Barcelona career

Andreas Christensen has been a dependable performer for Barcelona since arriving from Chelsea in a Bosman move nearly two years ago. The Danish international has primarily reprised his preferred role as a centre-back for most of his spell with the Blaugrana thus far.

However, Xavi Hernandez has utilised the 28-year-old as a holding midfielder for most of the second half of the 2023/24 season. Christensen, who has turned out 39 times thus far this term, has excelled in the spot, becoming a mainstay in the middle of the park for Barcelona. However, the player’s long-term future at the Catalan club is uncertain.

Widespread reports have linked Christensen with several high-profile clubs, particularly from the Premier League. Recent updates pointed to Barcelona mulling over using him as a makeweight in a deal to sign Alexander Isak from Newcastle United. The Catalan giants have also reportedly slapped a price tag of around €60 million on the player.

Summer exit on the cards?

Barcelona’s contemplation of potentially selling Andreas Christensen stems from the never-ending financial crunch at the club. They are struggling to balance their books and might have to sell a few players before securing the services of new signings in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old Danish international has thus emerged as one of the options to cash in on this summer. However, Christensen has maintained for months that he does not want to leave Barcelona anytime soon and is confident he will stay at the Catalan club beyond the summer transfer window.

With Christensen ready to fight for his Barcelona future, a summer departure will unlikely see the light of day. However, it will be interesting to see if his suitors can turn his head in the coming weeks.

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