The 35-year-old Spanish world champion, just released from Monaco, hasn’t played a game since September. He is ready to sign a biennial
They were waiting for him in the Canaries, but instead of the Atlantic Ocean he chose Lake Como. In Las Palmas they believed it: Cesc Fabregas to attempt the assault on La Liga. A dream that became a negotiation, but closed definitively two days ago. With a negative answer. Cesc said no. Nothing Canary. Last night the surprise: Como. Dennis Wise’s team, someone who, like him, wore the Chelsea shirt. And Cesc is still tied to England, the country where he arrived at the age of sixteen from the cantera of Barcelona to assert himself in a sudden and unexpected way. It was the Arsenal of Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’, who with courage and foresight decided to focus on that Catalan boy, preferring him to the totem Patrick Vieira.
It was 2003, almost twenty years have passed since then. Fabregas took over Arsenal, the Spanish national team with Aragonés and Del Bosque, then returned to Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2011, struggling to find an adequate tactical position. False nueve or midfielder? Total football player who struggled to find a place in the complex alchemy of Pep. But as a fake striker he overwhelmed Italy at the 2012 European Championship. So Chelsea, for five years, 2014-2019, and Monaco. In the Principality Fabregas has never really found his football path, at most 12 appearances as a starter in 19-20, 21 in total in the following championship. Then the physical ailments and oblivion.
THE LAST MATCH
In the last 12 months Cesc has played 39 minutes in the two matches against Sparta Prague in August 2021, a favorable Champions League preliminary round, then again in the summer month, two more appearances from the bench in the league against Lorient and Lens. In September, the first half in the Europa League against Austrian Sturm Graz. Then the physical ordeal is only one match in this 2022, with Monaco B against Aunagnebin April. Minor calcium. “It was not only my worst year of my life in football, but the worst year in general,” Fabregas told French magazine So Foot in May. It was the worst year of my life, because if I’m not happy in football, I’m not happy even in life. And this year was horrible. ‘ But Cesc didn’t want to give up. Precisely for that talk about football and about life. On happiness. Released from Monaco, he told his agent to look around, to find accommodation for him. At 35, Cesc still wants to play. And here he is back in England. Fabregas is related to Darren Dein, son of David. Who was the architect of Wenger’s great Arsenal. He was the vice president.
The turning point
When they showed up from Como, a team owned by the Indonesian brothers Robert and Michael Hartono, Dein evidently invited Cesc to listen. The two Asian hermanos are at the head of the Darjum empire, cigarettes, real estate, TV rights and more, and are as ambitious as Fabregas. They want to bring Como to A. Before Fabregas we had taken Delli Carri from Salernitana and Kerrigan, an Irish offensive winger. Now the qualitative leap. Fabregas, world champion and two times European champion, over 800 professional matches, still wants to feel happy. And he thinks he can only be playing it.
July 14, 2022 (change July 15, 2022 | 00:50)
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