Release date: saturday 12 january 2019 8:29
Cesc Fabregas does not see the time to get stuck in the challenge of a relegation battle in Ligue 1 after completing his transfer from £ 10 million from Chelsea in Monaco on Friday
-year-old signed a three and a half year contract to reunite with his former team-mate of Arsenal Thierry Henry after finishing his brilliant career at Stamford Bridge.
He will move to a club that for all his big names and ambitions declared are currently in second place in the general classification of France and seriously risk slipping out of the top flight.
Fabregas tweeted: "Wow, I am honored to announce that I will have an exciting journey with this wonderfully historic club. @As_monaco will be my home for the next 3.5 years and I can not wait to start this new challenge. "
Fabregas, who had found his first ever chances chances under Maurizio Sarri, wished a final emotional goodbye to the I Chelsea fans after the clash with his team's FA Cup with Nottingham Forest the last week
Fabregas was given a rare departure and made captain for that day, and when he was replaced towards the end of the game it was clear that his time in West London was
In a long statement about their website, Chelsea paid tribute to Fabregas, who won two Premier League titles as well as the medals of the FA Cup winners and the League Cup during his time with the club.
"There is no doubt that the place of Fabregas in the history books of Chelsea is guaranteed, given the results achieved in the last four and a half years," said Chelsea.
"Great goals and exceptional moments of quality, all supported by the ultimate goal, which will be part of a winning team of successful trophies."
"This is obviously an excellent technical reinforcement for the team, but we are convinced that its experience at the highest levels will bring a lot to our players and off the field. "
Maurizio Sarri, meanwhile, has confirmed that the Blues will sign a substitute for the party midfielder.
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