OFFICIAL: Cesc Fabregas leaves for AS Monaco
- Les Monegasques have officially announced the signing of the 31-year-old midfielder.
- He'll join his ex-Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry at the Ligue 1 side.
- The Spaniard spent 4,5 seasons at Stamford Bridge.
- Cesc won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup with The Blues.
Cesc Fabregas has left Chelsea for AS Monaco. Les Monégasques have officially announced the signing of the 31-year-old midfielder via their Twitter account. According to Goal's Nizaar Kinsella, the French club initially got the player for free but the fee could end up being £10m and will depend on the Fabregas' performances.
🖊🇪🇸 L’AS Monaco est heureux d’annoncer la signature de Cesc Fabregas en provenance de Chelsea. Le joueur s’engage jusqu’en juin 2⃣0⃣2⃣2⃣— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) January 11, 2019
📄➡️ https://t.co/BXeuqzHyq5#WelcomeToMonaco 🇮🇩 pic.twitter.com/XB8gdPP05J
The player himself has already posted a picture from Monaco's dressing room:
Wow. I’m honoured to announce that I will be starting an exciting journey with this wonderfully historic Club. @as_monaco will be my home for the next 3.5 years and I cannot wait to start this new challenge. #daghemunegu #NowItsTime pic.twitter.com/t2rB4Vqklh— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) January 11, 2019
The Blues have also issued a statement regarding the Spaniard's departure: "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. 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, who scored 22 goals for the club in total, departs having helped the club achieve great success, as well as providing our supporters with some wonderful memories. He leaves with the very best wishes of everybody at Chelsea Football Club. Gracias, Cesc!"
All the best, @cesc4official! Thank you for so many incredible memories. You’ll always be the man with the magic hat. 🎩💙— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) January 11, 2019
Cesc's last game for The Blues became the FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest. He was subbed off in the 85th minute and emotionally bid farewell to the fans at Stamford Bridge. Shortly after the game Eden Hazard said: "In five years I can say that I was lucky to play with him. Since the beginning when he came, we saw it the first year, we won the double together. Top guy on the pitch, off the pitch, a great friend of mine."
Fabregas spent four and a half years at Stamford Bridge following his summer transfer from Barcelona. He won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
Thank you for everything, Cesc!