The winter transfer market this month was really utilized by one of the French Ligue 1 giants, AS Monaco to improve their performance in the rest of the season and leave the relegation zone in the standings. Yes, the team made by Thierry Henry managed to hook the Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas from the Premier League giants, Chelsea. As previously heard, this transfer has been predicted since last December.
Cesc Fabregas is actually one of the players who are still in good position, but since Chelsea’s coaching chair turned to Antonio Conte, then Maurizio Sarri, the former Barcelona star player began to be eliminated from the main squad. Of course, the situation was not good for Fabregas, even so the concerned had been rumored to be leaving the summer transfer market last year.
Meanwhile, AS Monaco, which is handled by Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry does seem to need new ammunition after selling some of their star players in the last two transfer editions, including Kylian Mbappe, which was sold to Paris Saint-Germain two years ago. Naturally, if the French Ligue 1 club was linked with Cesc Fabregas, especially Thierry Henry knew exactly the quality of the former Barcelona player while still actively playing at Arsenal first.
Like the tit for tat, this transfer finally materialized on Friday (11/01) local time, reportedly AS Monaco reached an agreement worth 10 Million Pounds Sterling with Chelsea for this transfer.
The departure could be said to have ended his four and a half year career at Stamford Bridge after he joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2014. While dressed in the Blue, the midfielder helped the London club win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup.
Fabregas scored 22 goals and made 57 assists from 198 appearances for Chelsea. His last match was last Saturday (5/1) when he delivered an emotional farewell after the team won 2-0 over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. The arrival of Jorginho last summer made it difficult for Fabregas to compete in a place in midfield, although he got a chance in the FA Cup.