Saturday, 19 January, 2019


Monaco sign Chelsea's Fabregas on three-and-a-half-year deal

Cesc Fabregas salutes Chelsea fans after a match Cesc Fabregas salutes Chelsea fans after
Noah Ferguson | 12 January, 2019, 01:56

Fabregas while with Chelsea helped the west London outfit win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

"Cesc Fabregas has today completed a permanent transfer to Monaco", Premier League Chelsea said on their website as Monaco confirmed he had signed with them until June, 2022. Have your say in the comment section below.

The deal reunites Fabregas with Thierry Henry, who played with Fabregas at Arsenal and is now Ligue 1 Monaco's coach.

The 31-year-old Fabregas struggled to earn regular first-team action with the Blues this season and had made just six appearances in the Premier League this season prior to his departure.

Fabregas played with Henry at Arsenal at the start of his career, between 2003 and 2007, and the two share the same agent in Darren Dein.

The Spanish midfielder joins the Ligue 1 side for a fee believed to be between eight and ten million euros.

"Fabregas departs having helped the club achieve great success, as well as providing our supporters with some wonderful memories". "We have a big game against Marseille on Sunday, I'm very excited".

Fabregas fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri in the summer, and was keen to move on to get more first-team opportunities.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: "We are very pleased to welcome to AS Monaco Cesc Fabregas, a world-class player and a great professional, whose arrival demonstrates the ambition of the club".

"But we are convinced that his experience at the highest level will bring a lot to our players on and off the field".

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