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Chelsea transfer news: Rio Ferdinand in Cesc Fabregas tribute with Arsenal Man Utd memory | Football | Sport

Chelsea transfer news: Rio Ferdinand in Cesc Fabregas tribute with Arsenal Man Utd memory | Football | Sport 1067978 1


Fabregas played his final game for Chelsea on Saturday in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

With five minutes to go, Fabregas was brought off by Maurizio Sarri and given a standing ovation by the Chelsea fans.

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The 31-year-old is now expected to Travel to the south of France and complete a move to the Ligue 1 strugglers, who are managed by Thierry Henry.

And ahead of his transfer, Ferdinand has praised Fabregas on Instagram.

Ferdinand shared a picture of himself and Fabregas prior to a Champions League semi-final between Manchester United and Arsenal in 2009.

And the caption said: “When he 1st came onto the scene at Arsenal this kid played like a seasoned vet…

“He was Calm, assured, had guile & the belief that he was absolutely ready to play.

“Yes he was playing very early but he was also creating chances/goals which was on top of the things I mentioned above that really set him apart from just a young kid playing in the 1st team in the @premierleague…

“Went on to have a great career for clubs & country.

“I got to spend some time with him off the pitch during this years World Cup & he’s a top guy too.

“Good luck in whatever club you decide to go to @cescf4bregas.”

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard has no doubts about the impact Fabregas has had at Chelsea.

He said: ”I can say that I was lucky to play with him. Since the beginning when he came, we saw it the first year when we won the double together.

“He is a top guy on the pitch and off the pitch, a great friend of mine.

“I have admiration for this guy and I hope he will have a good future.

“He is a bit old now but he is still very good, he will enjoy it.”


Source : EXPRESS

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