Cesc Fabregas Completes Move From Chelsea To Monaco, Reunites With Thierry Henry

Cesc Fabregas Completes Move From Chelsea To Monaco, Reunites With Thierry Henry

"Cesc Fabregas has today completed a permanent transfer to Monaco", Chelsea said on their website as Ligue 1 Monaco tweeted a video of Fabregas with a voice-over saying "now it's time".

The 31-year-old Fabregas is young enough to be considered a big signing for Monaco and he could have a major bearing on the club's chances of staying up. Have your say in the comment section below. I'm here to help the team. "I am very excited".

Monaco, managed by Fabregas's former Arsenal team mate Thierry Henry, are struggling second from bottom of the Ligue 1 standings ahead of a crunch game against neighbours Olympique de Marseille on Sunday.

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

After winning two Premier League titles with the Blues, he has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.

Image PA
Image PA

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

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

What his departure does do is free up a large chunk of Chelsea's wage bill, with Fabregas the third-highest paid player at the club behind N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard despite only having six months left on his contract.

"We are very pleased to welcome Cesc Fabregas, a world-class player and a great professional, whose arrival demonstrates the ambition of the club", said Vadim Vasilyev, the club's vice president and general manager.

More news: 'There could be more out there': Mysterious radio bursts coming from space
More news: The Oscars will have no host this year
More news: Bernard Tomic wins first clash with Nick Kyrgios Kooyong Classic

Related Articles

  • Derby County contact Leeds United over spying claims

    Derby County contact Leeds United over spying claims

    Derby, who now occupy the final playoff position in the league table, have amassed 43 points from 26 games in the Championship. An EFL statement read: "We are aware of the reports in relation to an incident at the training ground of Derby County".
    2019 iPhones’ big feature will be an extra camera lens

    2019 iPhones’ big feature will be an extra camera lens

    Mr Cook also acknowledged that consumers in other markets are not buying as numerous latest iPhones. Looking ahead to 2020, Apple apparently might ditch LCD altogether.
    Emmanuel Boateng assists for Levante in Copa Del Rey victory over Barcelona

    Emmanuel Boateng assists for Levante in Copa Del Rey victory over Barcelona

    And if one of them isn't happy, they have to fight to turn things around. "Coutinho gives us a lot and will keep giving us a lot". The Brazilian, the club's record signing at €160 million, had endured a frustrating night before scoring the late penalty.
  • Judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment suit against Harvey Weinstein

    Judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment suit against Harvey Weinstein

    The judge said he was not determining whether Judd was sexually harassed by Weinstein "in the colloquial sense of the term". Weinstein is to stand trial in May in NY on five charges, including rape, involving two other women.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer

    Ginsburg's absence for the past three days and recent health issues have fueled speculation about her future on the high court. Prior to this week , she had never missed a day of work in her more than 25 years as a Supreme Court justice.
    Suspended Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Being Sent Back From Australia Mid-Tour

    Suspended Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Being Sent Back From Australia Mid-Tour

    Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure at the comments made by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Acting secretary Choudhary wanted the pair suspended "immediately".
  • Sun to Become a Crystallized Ball When It Dies, New Study Suggests

    Sun to Become a Crystallized Ball When It Dies, New Study Suggests

    These ultra-dense remnants still emit thermal radiation as they cool, and are visible to astronomers as rather faint objects. White dwarfs are the residual cores of stars whose masses are similar to that of the Sun.
    Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

    Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

    But after being detained by Thai authorities, she refused to board a flight back to Kuwait, barricading herself in a hotel room. On Wednesday, the UNHCR granted her refugee status, ahead of a visit by Foreign Minister Marise Payne to Thailand a day later.
    Interlopers stuck in Canadian town as exit sealed off

    Interlopers stuck in Canadian town as exit sealed off

    Fitzgerald said the town's council has asked the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to rescue the seals. Brendon Fitzpatrick, the mayor of nearby Conche, has been documenting the stuck seals on Twitter.
  • Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

    In recent weeks, he has been talking about a merit-based immigration system to reduce overall immigration to the US. Trump says the U.S. wants to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue careers in the U.S.
    The Accidental Prime Minister Day 1 in overseas

    The Accidental Prime Minister Day 1 in overseas

    The court had admitted the case and fixed 8 January to hear the case in the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court. A petition filed in Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the movie's trailer is due for a hearing on Wednesday.
    French Alps rescue: Helicopter pilot's unbelievable  mountainside manoeuvre saves stricken skier

    French Alps rescue: Helicopter pilot's unbelievable mountainside manoeuvre saves stricken skier

    With the helicopter's rotor blades just inches away from smashing into the snow, the skier was winched away to a nearby hospital. The crew was able to land, rescue the skier and hoist the skier to safety.