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It is high time Cesc Fabregas bid adieu to Chelsea and Stamford Bridge

AS Monaco (h/t Evening Standard), AC Milan (h/t Calciomercato) and even PSG (h/t Le Equipe), three top-level clubs, are all keen on signing Premier League winner Cesc Fabregas. The 31-year-old has barely made an impression under Maurizio Sarri with him behind Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the pecking order at Chelsea. To make things worse, Fabregas’ contract is slowly winding down, expiring at the end of the season.

But the former Barcelona man has three options as mentioned earlier. After all, the likes of AS Monaco, AC Milan and PSG all interested in a potential move. And it’s no surprise why. Despite his age, Fabregas can still offer a lot to any team that he signs within the near future. A World Cup winner, a two-time European Champion, a two-time Premier League winner and with a La Liga title to his name, the 31-year-old is overflowing with experience.

Not only that, his ability to dictate play even now on the wrong side of 30, makes him a valuable asset for a league that’s far less intense as compared to the Premier League.

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It seems unlikely that he will receive long-term deals if he does stay at Chelsea as the Blues have a staunch policy for players over the age of 30. And at the moment, staying at Stamford Bridge makes no sense for either party as Fabregas is unlikely to dismantle Jorginho from his central midfield spot.

The Italian is among Sarri’s favourite players and even came over from Napoli with the former Napoli boss over the summer. Not just that, since his arrival, the 27-year-old has played in all but one Premier League game this season, with Sarri opting to rest him for the Europa League fixtures instead. In fact, that is where Fabregas has been given time to shine.

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But given that age has caught up with the Spaniard, an exit is only the way forward at the moment unless Fabregas has no problem warming the bench while watching others get chances. If nothing else, it’s time for the 31-year-old to find his next challenge, and with a catalogue of teams after him, it shouldn’t be that big of an issue.

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