AS Monaco are inching closer to the capture of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, who could be reunited with former teammate Thierry Henry.
According to L’Equipe, AS Monaco are on the verge of sealing the services of Cesc Fabregas. It is believed that the Ligue 1 giants are currently holding negotiations with Chelsea and the move could be completed next week.
Fabregas has appeared out of favour with new coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea this season, making only one start while featuring in only 175 minutes of league action so far. As a result, the former Barcelona star is keen to leave the club.
Joining Monaco will mean that he will be reunited with his former teammate Thierry Henry, who is currently coaching the French outfit. The duo played together during their time at Arsenal from 2003 to 2007 and the deal makes sense both the clubs as well as the player himself.
Indeed, Fabregas has struggled to impose his authority in midfield, often being overlooked due to the immense success of new arrival Jorginho, who, in turn, has emerged as one of Premier League’s most effective midfielders this season.
Additionally, the Blues also boast the services of Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic, who has done a pretty good job since moving from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal. And with Sarri angling in a move for a new playmaker combined with Fabregas’ steady deterioration in the past couple of years, the departure of the 31-year-old makes a world of sense for the English giants.
On the other hand, the addition of Fabregas could be a boon for Monaco, following an uneventful first half of the campaign that currently sees them languishing at the bottom end of the league table.
Les Monégasques have lost the services of several key players in the summer including Thomas Lemar, whose departure has left Monaco shallow in the creative department. In addition, new singing Aleksandr Golovin is still yet to discover his top form, having been involved in just one goal in ten matches, thus accentuating the need for a new creative midfielder.
Fabregas, in that regard, could be an ideal option, as he can provide a creative essence in the Monaco midfield while his vast experience could be useful in recovering from a terrible start to the season.
Indeed, the 31-year-old has made almost 450 appearances during his time in the English and Spanish top flight and his past relationship with Henry will certainly help settle into life in the French top flight.
But most importantly, Fabregas’ inclusion in midfield, alongside Youri Tielemans will definitely add more stability in the Monaco midfield – making him an excellent option for Henry’s men, as they aim to make a swift recovery in the second half of the campaign.