Fabregas signs for the Blues from Barcelona at £30 million. The Spanish international will play in midfield as number 4. He signs a five-year deal with the club for £200,000 a week.
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.
Coach Montella says Fabregas is not the right type of player to replace Montolivo, who is expected to be out of action for the next six months after suffering knee ligament damage. Montella has ruled out making an approach for the player when the transfer market reopens in January.
We are looking for a player who has the characteristics of Montolivo, who can also play in a midfield two…Fabregas? He doesn’t have those particular attributes.