Cesc Fabregas is ready to put pen to paper on a new Chelsea deal.
The Spaniard’s current contract is up at the end of the season and the midfielder is eager to continue playing under Maurizio Sarri.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Fabregas (who has worked with Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, and Arsene Wenger) revealed his desire to continue with Sarri:
I wish he [Sarri] came a bit earlier to be honest, it’s a little bit late now in my career. Definitely I’m very happy with him,
I’d love to stay at the club. I’ve been very happy for the last four years and a half, we’ve had great success, won many things.
I feel I still have a lot of football left in me but it is now up to the club.
Fabregas has seen his minutes cut drastically in the wake of Jorginho’s arrival at the club, who followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge from Napoli. Mateo Kovacic’s loan move from Real Madrid pushed the 31-year-old further down the pecking order in the midfield, but Fabregas is enamoured with his new manager’s style of football.
Everything goes through me. This is what I like. I feel sensations under Sarri that I never thought I would feel again.
Touching the ball 100 times, all the play going through me or Jorginho is a very important role for him, I’m learning it, I’m very passionate about it as it’s very interesting.
The way he sees football is something that maybe in the future if I become a coach I think I’ll do something very similar to what he does. It’s what I like and how I see football.
I’m learning a lot from here, it’s really interesting how he works and I’m really looking forward to working for a long time with him.