Cesc Fàbregas has officially joined Serie B side Como. The 35-year-old former Spain international has signed a two-year deal with the Italian club.
The former Barcelona midfielder was presented to the media as a Como player on Monday and admitted he was looking forward to getting started in Italy.
“The quality of the championship is high, as is that of the relegated teams [from Serie A]. I can’t wait to start, do well, play, and win. And then I would like to do some magic here in Como,” he explained in quotes picked up by Mundo Deportivo.
On joining Como
“I am looking to build a long-term future here, not just on the pitch but also off it, too. I believed in the vision from the first moment, and I have decided to invest personally to be part of the bigger picture,” Fàbregas added.
“I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and play in front of the fans in such a beautiful setting. The tradition, infrastructure and desire that the owners have to take this club to the next level is inspiring. I cannot wait to start.”
Como chief executive and Dennis Wise revealed Fàbregas has also become a shareholder.
“Cesc will become a shareholder of the company, that’s another reason why he came here. He will be here longer than expected,” Wise said.
“He wanted to join the club for our ambitions, to fix the stadium, open a new sports centre and get to Serie A.”