The Spanish midfielder performed his ultimate recreation for Chelsea of their 2-Zero FA Cup win in opposition to Nottingham Forest and got here off to a standing ovation at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s a nice pleasure to affix AS Monaco, [it is] a brand new challenge for me,” Fabregas stated in a press release after the transfer was introduced. “I’m right here to assist the workforce, I’m trying ahead to beginning. I’m very excited.”
In a subsequent message posted on Twitter to Chelsea, Fabregas stated:
“It’s with combined feelings that I’m penning this message. To everybody at Chelsea Soccer Membership, the proprietor Mr Abramovich who introduced me right here; to my teammates who helped me win so many trophies; to the workers who made my time right here really easy and to all you followers who made me really feel so particular week in week out. It has been an unbelievable journey and it’s with nice disappointment that I have to say goodbye. I’ll miss you all and need the perfect of luck for the longer term.”
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Fabregas leaves Chelsea as a two-time Premier League champion in addition to profitable the FA Cup and League Cup throughout his four-and-a-half years on the membership, and made 501 appearances in English soccer in whole.
“We’re more than happy to welcome Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco, a world-class participant and an important skilled, whose arrival demonstrates the ambition of the membership,” stated Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.
“We’re satisfied that his expertise on the highest degree will deliver loads to our gamers on and off the sector.”
Monaco supervisor, and one among Fabregas’ former teammates, Thierry Henry stated the pair recurrently converse to one another. “Since my departure from Arsenal we speak each two or three days with Cesc,” he stated. “It has not modified in current days. He’s a participant who pursuits all golf equipment.”
Chelsea supervisor Maurizio Sarri has used the midfielder sparingly and admitted it was time for Fabregas to start the subsequent stage of his profession. “In my view, he must go,” Sarri stated. “You recognize very properly the state of affairs. You recognize very properly on this membership there’s a rule: the renewal of gamers over 30 is normally one 12 months.
“He has a proposal for 2 years. I don’t need a vital participant as Cesc sad.”
Having joined Arsenal as a youth participant from Barcelona in 2003, Fabregas spent seven full seasons beneath Arsene Wenger, throughout which he was named captain aged 21, earlier than returning to Catalonia.
Fabregas’ dynamic and creative model of play made him a standout participant in England when he first erupted onto the scene, making him one of the memorable gamers in current Premier League historical past.
He performed a task in Spain’s European Championship win in 2008 earlier than being deployed in a false 9 place throughout components of the 2010 World Cup success that adopted.