Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he would like to sign a contract extension with Chelsea, report the Guardian.
Fabregas has polarised opinion during his four-years as a Chelsea player. At times, his ball-playing qualities have been effectively utilised, and as a result he has looked like an incredibly accomplished midfielder. There have been periods, though, where he has looked nothing more than a liability.
What has to be acknowledged is his suitability to Maurizio Sarri’s system. He is the only player in the squad able of playing the role of the playmaker in Jorginho’s absence. It would be naive to allow him to leave unless a suitable replacement was lined up.
However, as the Guardian report, Fabregas has less than a year left to run on his Chelsea contract. With the club’s policy of only offering rolling one-year contract to players over 30, his future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear.
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Fabregas’ standpoint is less ambiguous. He has revealed his desire to sign a contract extension and remain at Chelsea beyond this season. The Spaniard is quoted by the Guardian saying:
“I’m very open about it. To be the honest the club has not said anything. At the end of the day I have eight months left and at the moment I’m gone. But I’d love to stay at the club.”
“I’ve been very happy for the last four years and a half. We’ve had great success, won many things. I think I have a good understanding with the fans and players. I feel I still have a lot of football left in me but it is now up to the club.”
Who would’ve thought that a former Arsenal captain would end up being adored by the Chelsea faithful later in his career? Fabregas is a gem and has more than earned a new contract. We hope he gets one.