Cesc Fabregas has completed his £ 28 million move from Barcelona to Chelsea just hours before the World Cup 2014 kickoff. It has been heavily speculated for the last few weeks that Fabregas would move to Chelsea with a couple of players already leaking the information. The big news, though, came with Fabregas posing in a Chelsea shirt just a day before Spain prepare to take on Netherlands in their opening match.
After three years at Barcelona, Fabregas will be moving on after he failed to win over the fans. They have been especially vocal in their displeasure over the former Arsenal man, which is surprising considering that Barcelona is his childhood club. After confirming the news, Fabregas stated that he is extremely happy to move to Chelsea. He is also confident that he will settle in well at the club. He said:
“Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three 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 to return.”
The midfielder also revealed that he has an unfinished business in the Premier League. Despite spending eight years at Arsenal, he never managed to win the league title. It remains to be seen how Arsenal fans will react to this move. After confirming the move to Barcelona in 2011, Fabregas stated that he will forever remain as a fan of Arsenal.
Fabregas is expected to replace Frank Lampard in the centre of Chelsea’s midfield, although he could also play up front in place of Oscar.