Fabregas: It was the right time to move

2014-07-23 10:14
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Cape Town - After spending three years with the club he grew up at, Cesc Fabregas believes he has made the right move at this stage of his career.

Although former club Arsenal had an option to re-sign their former captain, Cesc Fabregas wanted to make the switch to Chelsea and his excited to start training with his new English Premiership teammates.

According to, the Spanish international's head was turned when he was offered the chance to join, a Jose Mourinho led, Chelsea. 

Fabregas, who's fortunes in Spain turned sour, was keen to sort out his future before going to the World Cup in Brazil and felt it was time to move on.

"It was very important for me that the deal was done before the World Cup,” Fabregas declared.

"I thought I was at the right age and I believed I wanted a change. I looked at all the offers I had and after speaking to the coach, I thought Chelsea was the best decision."

Fabregas, a former English Premiership star with Arsenal, praised Mourinho's tactical prowess and is confident his new manager will get the best out of him. 

Fabregas will join Spanish teammate Diego Costa, after the striker joined from Atletico Madrid in the English summer. Fabregas is excited to work with Costa and believes that the forward will be a hit in England. 

“He is a real threat in every single game. Last season he was playing every three days and he was consistently giving really strong performances.

"He goes behind the defence and he makes the kind of runs players like me really like because it gives you an option to play the killer ball. I think he will do superbly here.” said Chelsea's new midfield general.


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