Monaco. Cesc Fabregas completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco on Friday to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry. Fabregas put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day on the Mediterranean coast.
A source told AFP that Chelsea will only receive payments related to Fabregas’ performance at Monaco, contrasting with media reports that the club had already agreed to pay Chelsea 10 million euros ($11.5 million) for the player who could now make his debut for his new club in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game away at Marseille. Fabregas played with Monaco boss Henry at Arsenal at the start of his career, between 2003 and 2007, and the two share the same agent in Darren Dein.
“Wow. I’m honoured to announce that I will be starting an exciting journey with this wonderfully historic Club. @AS_Monaco will be my home for the next 3.5 years and I cannot wait to start this new challenge,” tweeted Fabregas. (AFP)