The Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, of 31 years and until now in the Chelsea, it was committed by three and a half seasons with the Monaco, confirmed this Friday sources close to the operation. Cesc was released by Chelsea, who will only receive as compensation for transfer different bonuses related to the performances and performance of the player, said the same sources.
After the arrival of Brazilian central defender Naldo (36 years old) from Schalke 04 and French side Fodé Ballo-Touré (22 years old) from Lille, the Catalan player becomes the third reinforcement of Monaco in the January market. The Principality club is 19th in the French Ligue 1 ranking and occupies relegation places in Ligue 2.
Cesc, formed in Barcelona, thus put an end to his time in England, where he played four seasons at Arsenal with Thierry Henry (2003-2007), the current coach of Monaco. Militaba at Chelsea since 2014, but did not fall under the plans of coach Maurizio Sarri, who has only counted on him in six games this season.
The last one was on Saturday last week, in Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. The Catalan player missed a penalty and when he was replaced with applause he broke down crying, in what was already understood as an emotional farewell from Stamford Bridge.