Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has stated that he wants the club to bring back Spanish international Cesc Fabregas in the summer. Fabregas is widely expected to leave Barcelona after just two years at the club. Arsenal will have a huge say in his next destination, as they are believed to hold the first refusal in his contract. This clause was inserted into his contract when he was originally sold to Barcelona for £ 35 million two years ago. With the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United being interested in him, Fabregas is set to become one of the biggest transfer deals in the summer.
However, Cazorla does not want Arsenal’s rivals to get the midfielder. Instead, he wants Arsenal to sign the player despite the wealth of attacking midfielders they haven at the club. After signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £ 42 million last summer, the club will be thinking twice about signing another attacking midfielder. However, the expected departures of Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky in the next few years will help them convince that Fabregas is a player that they needed the moment.
Cazorla has revealed on several occasions that he enjoys a great relationship with the 27-year-old, who is a star for the national team.
“I have read that Cesc could go to Chelsea but I prefer it if he came to Arsenal. He has given a lot to the club and he knows it well. I hope that he is happy, he chooses his club well and is comfortable there. I don’t see any differences between his performances in the Premiership and with Barca. His record is spectacular at Barcelona and he has demonstrated that he has adapted but they haven’t given him the same value as in England,” said the Spanish star ahead of the World Cup 2014.