OFFICIAL: Fabregas Joins Serie B Club Como

OFFICIAL: Fabregas Joins Serie B Club Como

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined Serie B side Como.

The Italian club confirmed Fabregas’ signing on their Twitter handle on Monday.

Fabregas, 35, signed a two-year deal and arrives on a free transfer after his contract with French club Monaco expired in June.

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Speaking on the move, Fabregas said:“It is an honour and a pleasure to join Como 1907.

“I have been extremely fortunate that my career has allowed me to play at the most wonderful clubs. Como is no exception. After lengthy talks with Mirwan, Dennis and Charlie, they explained in detail one of the most exciting and ambitious projects in football.

“This is why I am looking to build a long-term future here not just on the pitch but also off it too. I believed in the vision from the first moment and I have decided to invest personally to be part of the bigger picture.

“I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and play in front of the fans in such a beautiful setting. The tradition, infrastructure and desire that the owners have to take this club to the next level is inspiring. I cannot wait to start.’

Como filed for bankruptcy in 2016, and were only re-founded when a new company took charge of the club in 2017.

They were thrown into the Serie D amateur division that same year, before being taken over by London-based company SENT Entertainment in April 2019.

Fabregas won 13 major trophies in club football, including the Premier League, FA Cup, La Liga and the Europa League.

Also, Fabregas played 110 times for Spain winning the European Championships twice (2008 and 2012) and the World Cup in 2010 held in South Africa.

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  • Is fabregas still playing for Spain?….but if it’s my country some ignorant people will say he has experience,he has knowledge of football,he should bench Pedri,he should bench olmo,they should drop sarabia for him,they should bench fati for him,he did this he did that all in the past o……Imagine o…..Then when countries like Spain are enjoying success and good football the same people will start expecting magic from our poor SE team……How can you harvest yam when you planted cassava?

    • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

      I guess some Nigerians are used to stagnation and don’t think about the future or growth. The rot in the system has extended into their skull. When the the individuals they say have experience suddenly experience a dramatic drop in form due to age catching up with them then they start a fire brigade approach and start looking for a fast replacement. A replacement they never gave a chance due to preferential treatment accorded these so called experienced players. When Keshi won the cup of nations which happens to be the last trophy the super eagles won, he took chances with the likes of a 19 year old Omeruo, Obaobona, Ideye, a young Musa who has refused to give it up, a young victor Moses, a home based players named Mba…..I can go on. One constant thing in life is change and if you are scared of it then there will be no growth.

      • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

        *Fegor Ogude


        * Ogenyi Onazi

      • Roy of The Rovers 2 years ago

        You are so right. We should learn give younger players a chance. The old ones should make way if they are no longer productive. Fabregas has stepped aside for younger ones in Spain and this is good for their football.

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      Haha… I remember when Onzai was placed on standby. My understanding of standby (which may have a different meaning in Nigeria) was that they are there in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Then when Ndidi got injured, our Mr. No nonsense no come get liver play Onazi…lol. Naija sha!

      BTW why is Okoye not in matchday squad for Watford today?

    • Golden Child 2 years ago

      @Akp! God bless you! Me I don tire for my people. If a player is a prodigious talent nko? He is too young , let him play for the flying eagles. I wonder how old Mbappe and pele were when they won the world cup.

      Nigerians are the bane of Nigeria’s problem
      From politics to sports.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    Of course Spain is not going to invite a player playing in division two. However, You can never compare Spain football philosophy or achievements at the highest level to Nigeria. Just because you’re trying so hard to prove a point doesn’t mean you should neglect our own issues in terms of development.

  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    If you can kindly educate us on the issues that stops us from inviting players based on merit and integrating young players early, I will appreciate that. One of the problems I think we have as Africans is short sightedness and maladministration in our football but in terms of talent, I don’t know how we can’t utilize what we have to the best of our ability but come up with weird excuses that ohh this person is too young or this person has done this in the past and therefore merits a place in the national team when it is obvious dude has lost his pace and this is not to disrespect his antecedental service to the country but when it is time to go it’s time to hang it. In football now the younger talents are more valued than older talents and there is a reason why…. I come in peace.

  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    You have an FA chairman that will interfere in a coach’s selection what type of behavior is that? he even went to the extent of making sure the son of the SSS director was included in the 2019 u17 squad to the WC….Where is that player now? dude doesn’t even play football anymore that wasted spot could have been a spot for Nigeria’s next superstar. Fast forward this same FA chairman forced Rohr to include a certain player for certain games…. Things like this happen too often in Nigeria where the slightest thing is politicized then how can greatness be achieved with such crookedness?

  • Imagine that Jamal Musiala of Bayern and Bukayo saka accepted Nigeria back then, Musa Will still be chosen ahead of those two. Let’s call a spade a spade. There’s no new thing that the likes of Musa, Omeruo, Balogun, Shehu, Etebo (I know some people won’t agree to this), even Awaziem can add to the team.
    We have roughly one and half years to blend new players with the old ones and have higher assurance of winning the next nation’s cup or maintain those players up there and fall out when we get to Semi or quarter final again. With those comedians you call players with experience, even Bronze is not sure. Fact.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    We’ve won an U17 tournament against Spain where the Spanish goalkeeper has been the number one goalkeeper for Manchester United for over a decade and our own goalkeeper who won the tournament is no where to be found. Hasn’t even gone to lace the boots of De Gea since then. Who knows s fooling who?? Are you telling me that Sergio Ramos at 36 or 37 will not make the Spain WorldCup team if he’s fit??? 

    Maladministration didn’t start today. It’s been there since we won our first AFCON in 1980 and unfortunately has continued to be a cancer to our football development. If any of us here are in the glass house we will do the same. That’s the Nigerian way. I can never blame Pinnick for our football problems. At least Delta state always wins the national sports festival. Our major problem has been the sports ministry. 

    At least Amaju engaged foreign coaches with the help of some private investors. Until we have an FA that is independently financially stable besides the help of the government don’t ever compare our football to countries like Spain Germany Argentina Brazil England Italy Portugal Uruguay Belgium Holland or even Costa Rica. 

    • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

      You are very right a financially independent football house can radically change our football in so many ways…. Government funding in Nigeria comes at a political price. I do agree with you on this, we are even lucky not to have been banned by FIFA at certain times due to the interference of the sports ministry which FIFA doesn’t like at all…

    • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

      But I do have a question for you…. Is it right for the FA boss to influence player selection? I have the answer in my head but I want your take on this cuz this is something Amaju has done on few occasions even though he is not solely responsible for problems in our football he is the current FA boss and the buck stops at his desk even before the coach in some situations due to acts such as interfering in a coach’s selection and other issues such as the current state of our league and other issues currently affecting us…..The reason they take this position if I’m not wrong is of course to improve our football and if that isn’t done then it means his scorecard will be low.

      • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

        It’s totally wrong for an FA chairman or anyone in the position of power to influence players on the coach. I wouldn’t buy into that idea. However, it’s not just a Nigerian problem it’s an African problem. Look at how players who have rejected Ghana in the past are now switching allegiance left right and center just because they want to go to the WorldCup?? Nothing against our Ghanaians brothers, but that’s the situation we find ourselves. That’s why I find it difficult to see an African team win the WorldCup in our lifetime until we start doing things the right way. I sincerely hope we can find better administrators to run the affairs of our football and sports in general. Oluwatobiloba Amusan have just shown us that if things are done right we will move mountains on the global stage. 

        • Brother let us blame our poor football structure partly on players transition to greatness from junior to senior level.

          Degea didn’t become man no 1 goal immediately after the under 17 tonament, but went back to Spain where football structure is good to developed himself further and become what he is today.
          Part of our football structure doesn’t allow transition of many of younger players to greatness unless such players is quickly able to move to Europe.

  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    I respect your take on this and agree to everything said. I believe Nigeria has more world record holders to unleash….Times have changed and more indigenous athletes are having exposure to trainings that alot didn’t have in the past .

  • Hello all,

    I just sent the content below to CAF via email. Their email address is : [email protected].

    Please drop them an email about this criminal zonal qualification formula. We need to speak out even if our so called elected officials keep shtum!

    You email does not need to be as long as mine, just send them a message to make it clear that the zonal qualification formula is wrong and to demand for them to scrap it immediately.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    End Zonal Qualification Formula

    Can I kindly ask that you reconsider the zonal qualification formula used in African football? West Africa has produced some of the most successful African national teams in world football.

    To constantly have Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and even Togo (all teams that have been to the senior level men’s world cup) eliminate each other in the so called Wafu Zone B tournaments is nothing short of criminal.

    It is simply using a backdoor route to expose some countries at the expense of others. It is analogous to Uefa making Italy, Spain and Portugal eliminate themselves; England, France and Germany eliminating themselves so that one of Malta, Cyprus and North Macedonia and one of Latvia, Estonia and Belarus will always qualify for tournaments.

    It passes belief that any regional football association will even think about implementing such a draconian measure in this day and age to favour certain sub regions ahead of others.

    It is just so inappropriate at best and ludicrous at worst.

    Sadly, Ivory Coast and Ghana were tactically prevented from participating in next year’s Fifa World Cup for women because of this dubious qualification construct.

    Under a more sensible qualifying formula, both West African teams would have qualified for the just concluded Women’s Afcon where one or both of them would have qualified for the world cup. Or is there a conspiracy against West African countries?

    CAF, end zonal qualification formula now!

    Thank you very much indeed.

    Kind regards

    Mr deo””

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