Cesc Fabregas: Leaving Barcelona would be absurd

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Barcelona midfield Cesc Fabregas has branded speculation linking him with a move away from the Nou Camp as 'absurd.'

Fabregas has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish champions and a possible return to the Premier League.

But the 26-year old was keen to stress that he sees his future at Barcelona.

"I've always said that I'm happy at Barca. Whoever says that I'm leaving doesn't know me and has never spoken with me," he told spanish newspaper Marca.

"Nor with my agent, because he knows that I don't want him to talk with other people about me. I'm very private and I don't even talk about these things with my family.

"If someone says anything that isn't that I want to play at Barca, it's completely absurd."

The midfielder has struggled to regularly hold down a starting place in the Barcelona team which has led to reports linking him with a return to England.

Former club Arsenal are rumoured to have priority if clubs bid for the Spanish international. Manchester United have also been reported to be interested in signing him.

Fabregas joined the Barcelona academy at the age of ten in 1997. But Arsenal spotted his talent six years later, signing him at the age of 16. He made his first-team debut in a League Cup tie just a month ever signing and became the club's youngest ever player.

After eight seasons with the Gunners, making 303 appearances, Fabregas was brought by his boyhood club in 2011 for a reported €29m. After two seasons at the Nou Camp, Fabregas has attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League but has moved to quash those rumours. for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here:


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