Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea Midfielder Completes Move to ‘Monaco’
Cesc Fabregas has reunited with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry after joining Monaco from Chelsea.
The 31-year-old Spaniard captained the Blues in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest on Saturday and was in tears as he applauded fans at the final whistle.
“It is a great pleasure to join AS Monaco, a new project for me,” Fabregas said in a statement.
“The group is quality with young players and a young coach. I’m here to help the team.
“I’m looking forward to starting, we have a great match to play in Marseille on Sunday. I am very excited.”
Fabregas won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup in 501 appearances in English football.
Fabregas’ departure from Chelsea sees him end four-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge after he joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2014, with the Spain international helping the west London outfit win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
“There is no doubt Fabregas’s place in the Chelsea history books is assured given his achievements over the past four-and-a-half seasons,” a club statement read.
“Big goals and outstanding moments of quality, all backed up by the ultimate aim, which is to be part of a successful, trophy-winning team.
“Fabregas departs having helped the club achieve great success, as well as providing our supporters with some wonderful memories.”
In Spain, Fabregas won the Copa del Rey and La Liga in successive seasons.