FC Barcelona have confirmed that Cesc Fabregas has completed his move to Chelsea.
A full statement on Fabregas’ Facebook page said:
Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed 3 wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.
I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time for me to return. Yes, everyone knows that Arsenal had the first option to sign me. They decided not to take this option and therefore it wasn’t meant to be. I wish them well in the future.
I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can’t wait to start playing.
It was extremely important to me that this transfer was completed before the World Cup so that my mind will only be focused on hopefully helping my country try to retain the trophy.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 12, 2014
Another midfielder bites the dust for Manchester United and Fabregas is just another who we have not signed. By the sounds of it, United weren’t in for Fabregas at all this summer.
Was he the right fit for United’s needs? There are better fits out there but Fabregas would certainly have improved our midfield. Instead, we’ll be looking elsewhere.