Cesc Fabregas Leaves Arsenal For FC Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas, FC Barcelona

After a long drawn out three year transfer saga, Cesc Fabregas finally completed a move to his home town Madrid club FC Barcelona.

The former Arsenal midfielder recently completed medical exams in Spain and signed a five-year-deal at the Barca.

A fee of £35.9 million plus add-ons has been agreed upon.

Fabregas reportedly will pay Arsenal £4.5 million out of his own pocket over the next five years.

‘We have been clear we didn’t want Cesc to leave and that remains the case. However we understand Cesc’s desire to move to his home-town club and have now accepted an offer from Barcelona. We thank Cesc for his contribution at Arsenal and wish him future success’. It has been suggested that Arsenal could have received up to £50 million had they auctioned him on the general market with Chelsea and Man City interested but Fabregas was only interested in Barcelona." remarked Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is under pressure to spend the cash received as he will also lose Samir Nasri to Manchester City this week.

Fabregas scored 57 goals in 303 appearances in North London after leaving Barca as a 16-year-old in September 2003.

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