Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he would make changes to the above-30 rule that is presently at the club if he were running it and hoped that the hierarchy would be more flexible in the future.
Cesc Fabregas is set to leave the club and join former teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco, as the midfielder was only offered a one year deal, in line with the policy at the club.
However, Sarri hoped that the club bosses would be more flexible in the future and if it were up to him, he would certainly make some changes to the rule they currently have.
“I haven’t a club so my opinion is not important. My opinion is it depends on the situation, I think. The situation is not the same for every player over 30 so its my opinion,” Sarri told reporters, according to Goal. “If you are able to buy Chelsea we can discuss [changing it].”
A number of top clubs have a similar rule, where they offer only a one year deal for players that are above 30, considering that they would more prone to injuries and their pace could also slow down as age starts catching up to them.
It remains to be seen if the Chelsea hierarchy will indeed make any changes to the existing policy, but it is unlikely that will happen. Meanwhile, Fabregas will be moving to Monaco, who are prepared to offer him a two and a half year contract even as they fight to avoid relegation from Ligue 1.