The ex-Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been continually linked with a return to the Premiership since the end of a disappointing season for him, but now the Spanish international has made it clear that he has little or no intention of ever leaving his boyhood club unless they specifically tell him that he is no longer wanted.
Cesc said: “It has taken a lot for me to get where I am, and I am not thinking about throwing it all away for nothing.
“If they said that they didn’t want me, that would be another thing — but what I really want is to triumph at Barca.
“That has been dream since I was small. Barcelona is my home and I have always dreamed of winning there.”
“Some people who might not like my play but that makes me stronger to improve.
“If the fans boo me, I need to accept it. I am the first one who knew this would be the most important challenge of my life. I just want to play.”
Well it was nice to have a small dream for a while, but rigyt now it looks like we will have to concentrate on bringing in a more defensive midfielder, like Wanyama.