Chelsea Midfielder Cesc Fabregas Seals £10million Monaco Switch

Cesc Fabregas has left Chelsea to join Monaco in a £10million deal on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The Blues confirmed the transfer in a statement on Friday afternoon.

It read: “Cesc Fabregas has today completed a permanent transfer to Monaco.

“The midfielder’s switch to the Ligue 1 club brings the curtain down on his four-and-a-half year Chelsea career, a period in which he won four major trophies, including two Premier League titles.

“The Spaniard made 198 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 22 goals.

“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 arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014 from Barcelona in a €33million deal.

It was his second stint in the Premier League having begun his senior career with Arsenal.

He won two titles with the Blues in 2014-15 and 2016-17 as well as the 2017-18 FA Cup and the 2014-15 League Cup.

Fabregas links up with former Gunners teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco who is now in charge of the Ligue 1 side.

But he has an unexpected relegation battle on his hands with the club currently sitting 19th in the French top tier, five points adrift of safety.

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