Charlie Nicholas has talked up the possibility of veteran Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas signing for Scottish Premiership giants Celtic during this winter transfer window.


Ex-Arsenal and Celtic attacker Nicholas wrote in his column with the Scottish Daily Express earlier this month that Cesc Fabregas would be a perfect fit for Celtic who are in a title challenge with defending champions Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is keen to wrestle the Scottish Premiership title from Old Firm Derby rivals Rangers who won the league title last season on the back of nine successive league titles for Celtic with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in charge. Gerrard left Rangers to join Aston Villa as their new manager in November 2021 and he was replaced by Dutchman Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

On Cesc Fabregas, Nicholas wrote that he met with the Spanish international at a recent Arsenal game and that he’s still fit. According to him, Fabregas wants to carrying on playing for the next one or two years. Fabregas is not a regular at French team AS Monaco at the moment and Nicholas thinks Celtic can take advantage of the situation though his wages would definitely be a problem for the Scottish club.

On the wages, Nicholas said that Celtic can reach an agreement with Monaco to pave the way for them to take Cesc Fabregas. The footballer-turned-pundit suggested that the Scottish team could pay a fraction of the wages.

Fabregas has six months left on his contract with AS Monaco and it’s almost certain that the Spaniard will leave the club. With the player still keen to continue his football career despite entering veteran stage, a free transfer move is on the cards in the summer. The Spanish midfielder has played for clubs such as Chelsea, Arsenal and  Barcelona during his career.