The Catalans slam the former Arsenal captain.
New Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas was the subject of a barrage of abuse from his former club Barcelona upon completing his transfer to West London on Thursday.
The 27-year-old returns to the English capital after three frustrating years at the Nou Camp, where things didn’t go as smoothly for the midfielder as he would have liked following a 2011 move from Arsenal.
Fabregas struggled to earn a consistent place in the Barca starting XI and was even booed by his own fans during the 2013/14 season.
Despite his reputation as one of the best players in his position in the whole of world football, the Catalans had some choice words for the Spaniard upon his exit from the club.
“There has been a downward trend in his stats every season at the club,” the statement from the Spanish giants read, as quoted by Goal.
“He slipped right back into the FCB system as if he’d never been away. But despite glowing starts to each campaign, Cesc’s contributions to the cause gradually decreased as each season drew to a close.
“From being someone who joined in with the attack, supplying and scoring goals, the magic tended to fade later on in each season,” the statement continued.
“He only scored one, six and one goals in the last 24 games of each season.
“For some reason, he was never as good in the second half of a season as in the first.”
The statement from the Catalonia side has since been deleted, but shows that there were issues between the club and Fabregas before his switch to the Blues.
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