Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule out leaving Chelsea in the summer transfer window, report ESPN.
Despite not being in Antonio Conte’s thinking at various points of the season, with Nemanja Matic often being picked ahead of him, Fabregas has still played a considerable role in Chelsea’s success this term.
The Spaniard contributed to 16 goals in the Premier League, in what Squawka report to be 1357 minutes of action. That’s a direct goal contribution every 84.8 minutes, which is phenomenal.
Fabregas still has a role to play in the Chelsea side, but while at the peak of his powers, he cannot afford to be wasting away on the bench.
ESPN quote Fabregas, who confirms he is happy at Chelsea, but refuses to rule out leaving the club this summer:
“Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never. Anything can happen but I have always said I feel very, very loved by the fans here and every time I have played I have shown I can play at the top level in this team. It is all about trying to change the manager’s decision.”
If we have seen the last of Fabregas in a Chelsea shirt, he has been an excellent servant to the club. Two Premier League titles, countless assists and a crucial goal at Loftus Road – he really is magic.