Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen will need to adapt defensively at Barcelona if he joins the Spanish La Liga outfit as expected this summer. This is according to his compatriot, Michael Laudrup. Danish football idol Michael Laudrup talked about Christensen and Barcelona in an interview monitored by Spanish news magazine MundoDeportivo as he said that Christensen will need to adjust slightly upon moving to Barcelona in the summer.

Michael Laudrup knows a lot about Barcelona having played for the five-time European champions over a period of five years from 1989 to 1994 and he was said to have encouraged Danish international centre back Christensen to move to the club.

On Christensen adapting to the Barcelona way defensively, Michael Laudrup said that the style at Chelsea is a bit different due to the fact that he receives better defensive cover at Stamford Bridge in comparison to the style being employed at Barcelona. According to him, there are seven defensive players at Chelsea, while Barcelona play a more expansive brand of football. Laudrup is certain that Christensen would adapt easily before adding that fellow centre back Gerard Pique could help him to settle down well at the Nou Camp.
Danish defender Christensen has a few months left on his contract at Chelsea and it has been widely reported that he has agreed a free transfer move to Barcelona. Christensen was said to be keen to leave the club even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine that prompted sanctions on club owner Roman Abramovich on the part of the British government and the European Union (EU).
Christensen is not the only Chelsea defender attracting interest from the Nou Camp. They are also interested in experienced Spanish international fullback Cesar Azpilicueta who’s in the same situation as Christensen. Azpilicueta has a few months left on his current deal at Chelsea.