Cesc Fabregas has calmed talks of a Barcelona exit after saying he will only leave if he is told to.
Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas has told reporters that he is happy to stay with Barcelona, despite rumours that he was looking for a move back to the Premier League to join Manchester United.
The 26-year old has spent the past two seasons playing for the La Liga champions, scoring 20 goals in 60 appearances for the side, but struggled at the end of this season to hold down a regular starting place.
Despite beginning the second most matches in La Liga of any Barcelona player in the last campaign, Fabregas wasn’t always trusted in the big games, and often found himself shifted position – somewhat of a round peg into a square hole situation.
With the signing of Neymar, Fabregas’ future was put in more doubt, and talks of a move to Premier League champions Manchester United and rivals Arsenal gained pace. However, he told reporters that he is unwilling to leave Barcelona any time soon unless asked.
“It has taken a lot for me to get where I am and I am not thinking about throwing it all away for nothing,” Fabregas is quoted by Sky Sports.
“If they (Barcelona) said that they didn’t want me that would be another thing, what I really want is to triumph at Barca, that has been my dream since I was small.”
Former club Arsenal, who signed Fabregas a youth team player from Barcelona in 2003, are also said to be very interested in bringing back their fan favourite to the Emirates, but must now wait for a decision on the player’s future to be made before they consider making an offer.