Cesc Fabregas sends Benoit Badiashile message as Chelsea sign legend’s ex-teammate

 (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
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Cesc Fabregas has revealed his delight at Chelsea signing Benoit Badiashile.

On Thursday, the Blues completed a £33million deal to sign the Monaco centre-back, who previously played with former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas in the principality.

“What a signing,” the Spaniard tweeted. “Bonne chance mon ami.”

Fabregas and Badiashile appeared 45 times together for Monaco during the 35-year-old’s four seasons at the club.

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The French centre-back will not make his debut against Manchester City tonight, with a potential outing against the same team in the FA Cup on the weekend with his paperwork completed.

Badiashile said at his announcement: “I’m very happy to be here at Chelsea.

“I’m so excited to start playing for this club. I can’t wait to see the fans and start playing in the best league in the world.”

Chelsea chiefs Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali added: “He's an excellent young player who has quickly established a strong reputation for himself and has a huge amount of experience for his young age. We are sure he will form an important part of our team in the years ahead.”