Chelsea and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed the reason behind his switch to Chelsea after ending his contract with Barcelona in 2014.
According to him in an interview with El Pais, his move to the Stamford Bridge stadium was influenced by the then manager José Mourinho who approached him with his plans. The Spaniard told El Paris that the Portuguese manager walked on to him with the plan to use him more regularly should he join the Blues.
‘After the second, which was with Mou, I listened to the third one for commitment.
‘Mourinho left me hallucinated by how he approached me and made me see things that they wanted to happen in the club, because of how I looked inside the project.
‘I do not want the president on duty to tell me that he loves me, that he will give me more or less … I want the manager to tell me because I want to play.’
He further revealed to newsman that there were numerous clubs who were interested in his services but he failed to accept their offer after listening to Mourinho’s offer.
José Mourinho hasn’t been a great friend of the player prior to the move to Chelsea. The Portuguese manager often criticised Cesc’s style of play as he claimed that the Spaniard didn’t do much to win the ball whenever his teammates are defending.
After joining the Blues, Mourinho and Cesc formed a great relationship as the Spaniard became one of Mourinho’s regular starters before the manager was sacked by Roman Abrahimovic in 2015 due to poor run of results.
Cesc Fabregas is one of the integral players in Antonio Conte’s team since the Italian manager took over in 2016, and he is reportedly set to renew his contract in the summer.
Fabregas is on course to add to his Chelsea appearances later tonight when they tackle Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 fixtures at Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas is currently valued at 35,00 Mill. € according to tranfermarkt.