Cesc Fabregas seals 40 million euro return to Barcelona

LAST UPDATED: 15 Aug, 2011 @ 14:43
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Cesc Fabregas seals 40 million euro return to Barcelona

CESC Fabregas has signed a five year deal with boyhood club Barcelona, bringing an end to one of football’s longest ever transfer sagas.

The former Arsenal star, 24, underwent two medicals before sealing his move to the Catalan giants on Monday afternoon.

A fee believed to be around 40 million euros plus add-ons, will include five million euros over the next five years out of the Spaniard’s own pocket.

The buy-out clause in the midfielder’s contract is 200 million euros.

Fabregas scored 57 goals in 303 appearances for the Gunners after leaving Barcelona as a 16-year-old in September 2003.

The midfielder – who will wear the number four shirt – began his career as a trainee with the current European Champions before making the switch to North London.

Fabregas has made 58 appearances for the Spanish national team, scoring six times, and was part of the side which won the European Championship in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010.


 

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