Barcelona has signed Andreas Christensen as a free agent

Barcelona transfer news: Barcelona has signed Andreas Christensen as a free agent. 

Hours after Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie signed on a free transfer from AC Milan. The LaLiga club confirmed Monday that Barcelona and free agency defender Andreas Christensen had agreed.

Christensen will sign a deal with Barcelona that will keep him there until June 2026, and his buy-out clause will be $522.20 million, the Catalan club said in a statement.

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The 26-year-old center defender supported Chelsea in their victories over the UEFA Super Cup in 2021, the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020, and the Champions League in 2020.

Christensen’s contract with Chelsea terminated this month, making him a free agent. He has 56 caps for Denmark.

Kessie has the same buy-out clause and a four-year contract as Christensen.

After helping the Italian club win their first Serie A championship in 11 years last season, the Ivory Coast midfielder departed AC Milan after his contract in June.

Last season, Barcelona finished behind rival Real Madrid in LaLiga.