Cesc Fabregas ‘agrees Como deal’ in Serie B move for ex-Arsenal and Chelsea star

Cesc Fabregas has agreed to join Como in a move to Serie B for the former Arsenal and Chelsea star.

The 35-year-old midfielder had been a free agent after leaving Monaco following the expiration of his contract at the end of June, having endured an injury-hit final season in France. Fabregas played just five times during the campaign, with a hamstring injury alone keeping him sidelined for four months.

Fabrizio Romano has now reported that the Spaniard has agreed a two-year deal with Como and that he will fly to Italy next month to complete the formalities on the deal.

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He tweeted: “Como have reached full verbal agreement with Cesc Fabregas. Italian second division side are now set to complete the deal on two-year contract.”

Fellow former Chelsea star Dennis Wise currently works as Como's chairman and head of sports operations, with the club preparing for their second season back in Serie B.

Como reformed for a second time in 2017 after going bankrupt, but were forced to restart in the fourth tier of Italian football and spent two seasons in Serie D before gaining promotion.

He will arrive in Italy after struggling with injuries during his final season with Monaco. After his hamstring problem, Fabregas later had to overcome Covid and an ankle issue, ultimately missing a total of 38 matches through injury across the campaign.

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Reflecting on his injury woes in May, he told So Foot: “It’s certain that it’s finished between me and Monaco. My contract expires in June and I am looking to depart. My head needs a departure elsewhere.

“It’s been not only the worst year of my career but the worst year of my life because when I’m not happy in football, I can’t be happy in life. I have suffered a lot this year; it’s been difficult mentally.”

Fabregas had two spells in England earlier in his career, making 350 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and Chelsea either side of his return to Barcelona.

He scored 50 goals in the Premier League and providing 118 assists for his team-mates, as well as winning two league titles during his time at Stamford Bridge.

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