AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Cesc Fabregas (31 years old) from Chelsea FC. The midfielder is committed for three and a half seasons, until June 2022.
“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.
This is obviously a very good technical reinforcement for the team but we are convinced that his experience at the highest level will bring a lot to our players on and off the field.” – Vadim Vasilyev / Vice-President of AS Monaco
Trained at FC Barcelona, the native of Arenys de Mar, he joined Arsenal at 16. In eight seasons with the Gunners (2003-2011), he won alongside Thierry Henry before succeeding him as captain.
Back at FC Barcelona between 2011 and 2014, the midfielder was recognized for his quick decision-making and pass quality, which helped win four national titles: La Liga (2013), two Spanish Super Cups (2011, 2013), a Copa del Rey (2012) as well as the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2011 European Super Cup.
Back in England at Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas played four seasons and reached the 500-game mark in England, adding two Premier League titles (2015, 2018), one League Cup (2015) to two FA Cups (2005, 2008) and a Community Shield (2004) won with Arsenal.
Called 111 times into the national team and member of the golden generation of La Roja, he contributed to the Euro 2008 victory, the win at the World Cup 2010 and the European Championship 2012 with the national team of Spain.
“It is a great pleasure to join AS Monaco, a new project for me. The group is of quality with young players and a young coach. I’m here to help the team. I’m looking forward to starting. We have a great match to play in Marseille on Sunday. I am very excited.” – Cesc Fabregas / Midfielder