The Spanish player Cesc Fabregas has left the Chelsea for sign a contract of three and a half years with the AS Monaco, announced on Friday the entity of the Principality, who had a week negotiating the incorporation of the 31-year-old midfielder.
The transfer, which round ten million euros, according to the French press, was settled seven days ago, but it has not been until this Friday when the agreement has been formalized. Cesc leaves the Premier after five consecutive seasons -13 in total- to meet again with his friend Thierry Henry.
On this occasion they will not coincide on the pitch, as they did in the Arsenal at the beginning of the century, but he will be his technician in the adventure that he now undertakes in 'Ligue 1', the third League that he will play after the Spanish and the English, where he returned in 2014 from the hand of Jose Mourinho to put on the 'blue' shirt.
After four courses of good level in the British capital, the Spanish international did not find this year the minutes I expected in Chelsea. The decisions of the technician Maurizio Sarri They have taken him to look for an outlet in the winter market.
"We are pleased to welcome AS Monaco to Cesc Fàbregas, a world class player and a great professional, whose arrival proves the ambition of the club, Obviously, it is a very good reinforcement for the team, we are convinced that their experience will help a lot. to our players on and off the field, "he said. Vadim Vasilyev CEO of the Monegasque club.
"It is a great pleasure to join the Monaco"
On the other hand, Cesc – who has won 15 titles in 15 years of career- was "very excited" for his signing. "It's a great pleasure to join AS Monaco, a new project for me, the group is quality with young players and a young coach," he said of Henry.
"I'm here to help, I really want to start, we have a great game in Marseille this Sunday," said Fàbregas, aware of the need to score his new team. The Monaco is penultimate in the French League and he has only won three games in the championship throughout the entire season.