Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Lynette Rowe
January 12, 2019

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas yesterday joined Ligue 1 side Monaco, managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, on a three-and-a-half year deal.

He also played over 100 times for Spain, winning two European Championships and one World Cup. Have your say in the comment section below.

Despite Fabregas flying to Monaco to finalise the move on Sunday, Chelsea had been stalling on a deal until the club could find a replacement.

With the Gunners, he won the FA Cup and played in the 2006 Champions League final defeat against Barcelona, before joining the Catalan giants in 2011.

The Spaniard has called time on a four-and-a-half-year spell at Stamford Bridge, which saw the midfielder win two Premier League titles, as well as one FA Cup and one League Cup.

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"We thank Cesc for his wonderful service and wish him the very best of luck for the next chapter in what has been a fantastic career".

Fabregas, who will wear the number 44 shirt, spoke of his excitement at joining a new project: "It is a great pleasure to join AS Monaco, a new project for me".

English football's loss is French football's gain and he will be a crucial addition to a Monaco side fighting against relegation from Ligue 1.

"It feels like it was last week I started playing professionally and now it is over 15 years", a reflective Fabregas told Chelsea's official website. "I am very excited".

After starting out with Arsenal as a roaming attacking midfielder with a clinical eye for goal and a deft pass, Fabregas moved into a deeper-lying position over the years where his vision of the game and outstanding passing range helped him to remain influential in games with Chelsea.

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