OFFICIAL: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas joins Ligue 1



Monaco have announced the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea.

Transfer rumors about Cesc Fabregas now come to an end. The 31-year-old midfielder officially joins Ligue 1 side AS Monaco to work with his former teammate Thierry Henry.

The Spanish midfielder has struggled to break into Maurizio Sarri’s starting XI this season, and has played just six times for the Blues in the Premier League.

Coming through Barca youth academy, leaving at 16 when he was signed by Premier League club Arsenal in September 2003. He broke several of the club’s records in the process, earning a reputation as one of the best players in his position, and won the FA Cup in 2005.

After a protracted transfer saga, Fàbregas left London on 15 August 2011 to return to Barcelona in a deal worth up to £35 million. He returned to London in June 2014 to Arsenal’s cross-town rivals Chelsea for a fee of £30 million, and in his first year there he helped to secure League Cup and Premier League triumphs.

Internationally, Fabregas made his debut for the Spanish national team in March 2006. He was a key figure in Spain’s European Championship victories in 2008 and 2012 and their 2010 World Cup triumph in which he supplied the pass for Andrés Iniesta’s winning goal in the final.

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