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BARCA IS THE DREAM

Manchester United displayed interest in signing Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona during the summer transfer window but neither player were willing on making a move away from the Catalan club.

The Premier League side initially tried to secure the services of Thiago Alcantara but after failing on actually signing him, they attempted to get the midfield duo of Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas.

Rumors emerged claiming that Fabregas was tempted on moving to Manchester United but taking into consideration that he is playing in the country where he was born and bred and the fantastic season that Barcelona are experiencing it seems extremely hard to believe him making a move away from the Catalan club.

Manchester United have been trying to add into their main squad player that can freshen up the team as they already have a number of players that are reaching the end of their contracts and some of them even the end of their career’s considering the elevated age.

So it makes sense that the current champions of the Premier League are busy searching for players that might be available in the winter transfer window but even for a world renowned club as Manchester United, some players are out of their reach even for them.

It seems highly unlikely that Fabregas will be leaving Barcelona anytime soon as a matter of fact he recently expressed his intentions of remaining with the Spanish club until the day he retires and the only other club he would consider moving to is Arsenal.

“It would be a dream come true to retire with Barca,” he told fans on Facebook. I will continue to work very hard to make that happen’’.

“Playing here is a dream and means everything to me because I have always been a huge fan.”

CAZORLA SPOKE TO CESC

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed that he learnt about the Arsenal way of life from the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robert Pires before moving to the club last summer. Cazorla was one of the best buys for Arsenal last season, as he contributed significantly in terms of assists. His presence made the team overcome the absence of Jack Wilshere for majority of the campaign, while many even compared him with Cesc Fabregas, who was the last great Spaniard at the Emirates stadium.

Cazorla has said that he did not have any worries about moving to Arsenal, but that did not prevent him from enquiring a little bit about the club from the former players. The midfielder arrived from Malaga in a £ 12 million deal last summer. Cazorla has said that he has come to Arsenal in order to win trophies, which would be difficult to think about at the likes of Villarreal and Malaga. Arsenal, though, have not won a major trophy in the last eight years, but with the addition of players like Mesut Ozil this summer appears to have done the trick.

The club is currently top of the table with a two-point advantage over the likes of Chelsea. Cazorla has also said that the former legends like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp also inspired him to move to Arsenal.

“I spoke with them both when Arsenal came to me, and their opinions were very important. Fabregas spoke with me and told me it’s a top club with a great history and maybe you can win trophies there. That was a big change for my career, because at Villarreal and Malaga it’s very difficult to win trophies. I had always watched Arsenal, though, because I loved the Premier League,” said Cazorla in a recent interview.

CESC DELIGHTED

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he is extremely delighted with his performance in the 2-1 win over Uruguay at the Confederations cup in Brazil. Spain are one of the favourites to lift this tournament along with Italy and Brazil. This is due to the presence of star names like Cesc Fabregas, who have been able to define Spain in the last five years. Over the years, Fabregas has been increasingly playing as a false striker after growing accustomed to this role since moving to Barcelona two years ago.

Fabregas had enormous success while playing as the second striker or in an advanced midfield role for Arsenal. Fabregas not only created the goal for Roberto Soldado, but he also came extremely close to scoring one for himself. Due to the absence of former Liverpool midfielder Alonso, Fabregas was utilised in a free role by manager Vicente del Bosque. After the match, the 26-year-old said that he thoroughly enjoyed his new role and his performance. He also said that the performance from the entire team was very satisfactory, as Spain proved the reason why they are regarded as the best team in the world right now.

Despite having the likes of Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan in the squad, Uruguay were not able to get a win.

“The boss asked me to play freely. He knows that when I was at Arsenal that was the position I played in the best, and it worked very well today. We played very well, we were very strong in defence and in attack. We had a very good first half. We had a great game but we were really worn out due to the heat and humidity. We feel very good about our performance and that is what’s important,” said Fabregas after the match.

MISSED THE MANAGER

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that the club has missed the presence of manager Tito Vilanova, who has missed large chunks of the season in order to undergo treatment for his cancer. The 44-year-old was recently diagnosed with cancer, and he spent several months in New York getting treatment for the problem. This period also coincided with one of the worst run of forms for Barcelona in recent years. The team were almost eliminated from the Champions League by Italian club AC Milan. Fabregas, who was brought to the club by former manager Guardiola, has revealed that the absence of Vilanova has had a major impact at the club.

Now that he has returned to the bench, Fabregas expects the results to improve substantially. Barcelona suffered a run of three defeats in just four matches a few months ago. This almost derailed the campaign for the four-time European cup winners. Vilanova managed to mastermind a 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final match against French club PSG. Fabregas also revealed that he has managed to get the coveted jersey of David Beckham.

Carlo Ancelotti surprised everyone by starting the 37-year-old David Beckham ahead of several young players. Beckham played in a defensive midfield position.

“It means a lot to us, we’ve missed him a lot. He’s the boss and is a big part of this project and this team. Now that he’s back we want to do things for him because we know that he’s suffered,” said Fabregas. The midfielder has been largely in and out of the team since his arrival at the Spanish club. He has spoken of his frustration at not being able to start against a regular basis. However, he is also aware of the fact that getting games at Barcelona is extremely tough due to the competition.

FANS WANT MORE

The Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas matured into one of the best midfielders in the world during his spell at Arsenal. The eight seasons spent at the Premier league club also transformed him into a £ 35 million footballer after his return to Barcelona.

However, the midfielder is of the opinion that his spell with the Premier league club has actually led to the Barcelona fans demanding more from him. The 25-year-old left Barcelona when he was just 16. Fabregas thinks that his relationship with the Barcelona fans has turned frosty of late after being initially received warmly following his transfer. Read more »

CESC HAPPY

After joining the Spanish club Barcelona more than 18 months ago, Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he is extremely happy at the Catalan club. Even though he has spoken in the past about his love for Arsenal, the Spaniard has all but ruled out the possibility of returning to Arsenal. Fabregas became one of the best midfielders in the world when he was an Arsenal player. He was transferred to Barcelona in a deal worth around £ 35 million. Fabregas has said that now that he has arrived at Barcelona, he would not like to leave the club ever.

He has stated that he would be extremely happy if his career finished at Barcelona. Fabregas is viewed as the long-term replacement for the veteran Xavi, who is coming to the end of his career. After failing to settle with the team in his first season back at the club, Fabregas has been one of the important players under the management of Tito Vilanova. He has been largely utilised as a second striker in many of the matches. He has managed to repay the faith of Vilanova by scoring six goals in just 20 appearances for the club this season. He has been one of the vital reasons for their domination in the league this season.

“Now I have returned and I want to stay, if I can and if I deserve to, forever. For me, to win the Champions League with Barca would be the best dream I could have as a football player. Our game against AC Milan is the most important of the season and although people say that Milan are not the same as in previous seasons it will still be a great challenge in a difficult stadium,” said the 25-year-old ahead of the Champions League match with AC Milan.