Former Gunner star Alex Song believes his teammate Cesc Fabregas will remain at Barcelona despite bids from Manchester United and reported interest from Arsenal.
The combative midfielder followed Fabregas to Barcelona last summer and knows the Spaniard very well after spending five years with the former Arsenal captain in north London.
Song believes Fabregas will fight for his place with the Catalan giants despite two bids from Moyes’ United and a reported return to the Gunners on the cards after another season of playing an average role for his boyhood club.
Speaking after Barca’s friendly defeat at Bayern Munich, Song told Sky Sports News:
I did not speak with him but I know Cesc is 100 per cent here.
He loves Barcelona, he loves the club. He will stay here next season and give 100 per cent because I know him very well and he’ll want to fight. He’s focused on the club.
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He wants just to give his best for Barcelona. He’s from Barcelona, he loves Barcelona and he’ll want to start the season to show what he can do.
People are talking and talking, but we know he is focused here and ready to start the season.
He’s enjoying a holiday with his family and I’m sure he wants just to come back here.
It’s my own opinion but I know he will stay here, 100 per cent.
While Gooners had hoped the former El Capitan would make a return to north London this summer it always seemed unlikely. Wenger stressed recently that he would stay and fight for at least one more year to see how his playing opportunities progressed.
The most important aspect of the whole Fabregas saga is that he does not go to United. I’ve received plenty of stick from friends who are livid United supporters suggesting that another former Arsenal star would be at Old Trafford next season but despite Moyes’ best efforts the midfielder looks set for another season in Catalonia. Plus there’s the whole ‘buy back clause’ fiasco to (hopefully) save us.
However if things do not pan out how Fabregas would like next season then perhaps we could welcome him back next summer.
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