The future of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea is getting more and more blurry as weeks advance. The Spaniard was once considered as one of the top playmakers in the world, but that seems like forever given his current situation at Stamford Bridge.
After recently saying he’d like to stay at Chelsea and wished new manager Maurizio Sarri had taken over at the club sooner, the former Spain international could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. Apparently, Sarri does not rate him highly.
In fact, a report from Mirror indicated that “with Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic ahead of him in the pecking order and Sarri likely to see him as merely a back-up to Jorginho, the Spaniard could move on.” And Atletico Madrid could be his destination.
Indeed, La Liga title contenders are ready to make a January move to bring the former Barcelona midfielder back to Spain. His current contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2019, and Chelsea’s idea would be recover “some” of the €33 million fee they paid to bring him to the club in 2014.
Atletico might have competition, though, since AC Milan want to sign him as well. But one thing is clear: Fabregas won’t lack options if he decides to leave Chelsea in search for first-team minutes.