Cesc Fabregas Joins Minnows Como 1907, Becomes Part-Owner

In an astonishing summer move, Serie B outfit Como 1907 have signed Spanish legend Cesc Fabregas on a free transfer, after his contract at Monaco expired at the end of last season. Unwilling to hang up his boots after a disappointing year, the 2010 World Cup winner has a new home in Italy, signing a two-year deal with the Lombardy club.

Como chief executive Dennis Wise, who enjoyed an extensive playing career in England – mainly at Chelsea – is understood to have played a huge part in Fabregas’ decision to move to Italy. His contract in Como will last until June 2024, and will now look to help the minnows progress into the Italian top-flight – a potential 14th Serie A season.

Fabregas will not function just as a player, with Wise confirming that the Spaniard becomes part-owner of the Serie B club in a transfer deal that includes an ownership stake.

Speaking to Mirror Football in an exclusive interview, Wise said: “He owns part of the club, he’s a shareholder. That’s what Cesc wants to get involved in. He’ll be here a lot longer than expected really. It was important, he felt that way, to be part of it going forward long-term. He could see what we’re trying to achieve at this football club.

“There’s a lot more to be done at the football club regarding where we want to end up, in Serie A. He sees it as a good opportunity and I’m pleased he’s on board.”

The iconic midfielder shed light on his future plans during his first press conference.

“I invest in the club properly and this is the biggest way for me to show how ambitious we are as a club. What I would love to do in the future as a player now and I want to be a coach in the future, something that is inside of me, it’s something I’d love to experience. But also as a club to just keep growing for the years to come and see where we can get. Definitely the club is in good hands. That’s what brought me here really, the ambition to keep doing well and to see something always across the line.”

The 35-year-old Premier League great, who recently termed his most recent season at Monaco as the worst of his career on the back of recurring injuries, will look to revive the latter years of his glorious career in the royal blue of Como.

Fabregas leaves top-flight football for the first time in 19 years and is in line to make his Como debut when they take on Serie A outfit Spezia in the Coppa Italia on Saturday.

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