- Cesc Fabregas moved to Chelsea in 2014 after he left Barcelona
- The Monaco star claimed he opted to join the Blues after speaking with the then Blues manager Jose Mourinho
- Fabregas went on to make 198 appearances for Chelsea scoring 22 goals
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hinted that he decided to join Chelsea football club in 2014 after he spoke with the then manager of the club Jose Mourinho.
The Monaco of France midfielder said he concluded on joining the Blues after just one conversation with the Special One who met him and shared his vision for the club and how he wanted him to play.
He added that he had preferred to return to Arsenal when he left Barcelona, but the Gunners did not contact him despite interests from Manchester United and Manchester City.
He said the Manchester clubs wanted him but he decided to move to the London club after he had a chat with Mourinho.
“Arsene didn’t give an answer, we just had to wait one full week to see if they responded. Definitely this was my first option, in my mind I’m telling everyone I’m going to Arsenal - this is what I want.
"After the week I had to take my chance, I had Manchester City, United and then I spoke to Mourinho - which I didn’t think would ever happen.
"'To be honest, after I left the room with Mourinho I said "that’s it, I don’t need to talk to anyone else, I’m going to Chelsea."
What he told me, the team he wanted to make, what he thought of me, how he wanted me to play, this is what I wanted.
He went on make 198 appearances for Chelsea scoring 22 goals for the Stamford Bridge side.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Fabregas was a cult hero in the Premier League, but the Spanish midfielder had his ups and downs while serving under Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
The Blues playmaker was often dropped to the bench by the Italian gaffer and even demoted to the club's U23 side.
But it took a while before the former Barcelona star was able to convince Conte about making his way back into the squad, before he left for Monaco.
And the now AS Monaco star recalls how he worked hard to win his place back in the Chelsea squad that lifted the Premier League and FA Cup during Conte's two-year stay at Stamford Bridge.
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