Spanish and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined Ligue 1 side Monaco, currently managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry on a three-and-a-half year deal.
The 31-year-old who captained the Blues in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest on Saturday was in tears as he applauded fans at the final whistle.
Fabregas moved to Chelsea from Barcelona in 2014, and have since then played 303 times for Arsenal between 2003 and 2011.
The 31-year-old described the move as “a new project”, calling it a “great honour” BBC Sport reported.
“I’m here to help the team, I’m looking forward to starting. I am very excited,” he added.
According to reports from BBC Sport source, Monaco have not paid a fee for Fabregas but will pay ‘bonuses’ to Chelsea linked to his performances