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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas recently revealed his former side Arsenal could have brought him back to the club when he left Barcelona in 2014.
This has now been confirmed by the player himself, who explained to Sky Sports how he ended up at Chelsea despite loving Arsenal.
“Once I made the decision to leave Barcelona, Arsenal had the first option, and Barcelona had the obligation to contact Arsenal first. Then they had a week to basically respond yes or no to the buy-out clause,” he said.
“I knew Chelsea were on the side, among other clubs, but after I spoke to [Jose] Mourinho in the meantime he convinced me that it was a great place to come. The week passed, Arsenal never responded, never contacted me either, so I took it as them having enough players in their squad, so I made my move to Chelsea.”
Many fans were disappointed that Fabregas didn’t return to Arsenal and that the club allowed such a talented player to join a rival side.
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