Cesc Fabregas: I want to end my career at Barcelona

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Cesc Fabregas has once more reaffirmed his commitment to Barcelona.

The 26-year-old has not had it all his own way since joining the Catalan club in 2011 from Arsenal.

Manchester United had a series of bids turned down for the Spaniard over the summer but retained their interest until he went public with his desire to stay put.

While it is unclear whether the Red Devils will make another move for Fabregas, either in January or in the next summer window, the former Arsenal man insists he has no plans to head to Old Trafford or anywhere else.

“What I want is to stay at Barcelona, win with Barcelona and stay here many years," he told Catalunya Radio.

"I want to become and idol. I will fight for this and to lift many leagues and Champions Leagues with Barcelona”.

“I'm in a very calm moment and I have a lot of confidence. I want to feel important again.

"Last year, I played a part in a La Liga win with 100 points and that gave me the belief to start this season sure of myself, but to succeed at Barcelona, you need to be play at a very high level consistently for two or three years.”

Having missed out on Fabregas, Manchester United embarked on a mad-dash to land a midfielder before the close of the summer window.

The Old Trafford-based club reportedly failed with moves for Ander Herrera, Sami Khedira, Thiago Alcantara and Daniele de Rossi before eventually signing Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5 million.

Fabregas meanwhile has found himself more regular football this season alongside new-boy Neymar as Barcelona sit top of La Liga with eight games gone.

While Fabregas was full of praise for the Brazilian, he says he still has room for improvement during his first season in Europe.

“He's very young. Maybe a bit immature, but he's growing very quickly. He's got a strong character and the ease of manner normally found in the “cracks” (great players). He's got a very good game and has everything to become a very important forward in the history of Barcelona”.

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