Many neutral football supporters will be delighted to hear that Cesc Fabregas has finally completed his transfer from Arsenal to Barcelona, with the Spanish champions eventually getting their man after three years of trying.
Fabregas was clearly delighted to make the move from England back to his native Catalan club, with the midfielder signing a five-year contract at the Nou Camp and the former Gunner now has to fight Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano for a place in the first team.
He told the Spanish media: “For me it’s a special day. I’m returning home. I know that the Arsenal fans will be disappointed with my exit from the club, but I’m here to face an incredible challenge, the challenge of my life.”
“I’m going to try very hard to make this [Barcelona] team more competitive and stronger. If I can add even a little to make this team stronger, it would be a dream come true. I will work very hard to be able to earn my place here”
Fabregas was also full of praise for Arsene Wenger, with the Frenchman having played a key role in shaping the Spaniard’s career. He said: “I’ll never have enough words to thank him for all he’s done for me. I’ll never forget him”.