Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Florence Fletcher
January 12, 2019

After returning to the Camp Nou, the 110 times-capped former Spanish global won one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey, and one Fifa Club World Cup.

It has now been confirmed that Cesc Fabregas has completed his move to the Ligue 1 outfit on a permanent deal.

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.

He will reunite with former Arsenal team-mate and close friend Thierry Henry at Stade Louis II, with the Gunners' all-time top goalscorer taking his first steps in management after Leonardo Jardim was sacked in October.

Fabregas joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2014 and had initially been a key player for Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, winning the Premier League title under both.

The club put up a lengthy farewell message on their website highlighting the ex-Barcelona star's achievements in four-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge.

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"I am looking forward to starting, we have a big game against Marseille on Sunday".

Fabregas scored 22 goals for the London club in 198 appearances.

'Michy? I know him, we rubbed shoulders with Belgium, he is a player who can be interesting, ' Henry said. "I am very excited".

The Premier League club are understood to be interested in deals for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: "We are very pleased to welcome to AS Monaco Cesc Fabregas, a world-class player and a great professional, whose arrival demonstrates the ambition of the club".

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