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Mourinho succeeds to steal Cesc

13 June 2014 [13:36] - TODAY.AZ
Spain international Cesc Fàbregas will play for Chelsea next season, with the news having been confirmed by FC Barcelona in an official statement.

The Spaniard will once more to the Premier League, where he already played for eight seasons before returning to boyhood club Barcelona in 2011. Fàbregas, aged 27, will now move to play for his second big London club, Chelsea, under the management of Portuguese Jose Mourinho, after Spain's participation at the Brazil World Cup.

Barcelona Football Club, where he won several titles – including a Spanish league title - during his three-year stint, wished him all the best for the future, and emphasised the midfielder's "professionalism and dedication".

Cesc will once again leave Barça after this time being there for the last three years. Having originally come through the youth ranks at Barcelona, he moved on to play for Arsenal between 2003 and 2011. Playing for the 'Cules' with a number 4 on his back, Cesc notched up 42 goals in 151 games, and won a total of 6 titles.

Having won a World Cup and two European Cups with Spain, Fàbregas is currently in Brazil, where the national side managed by Vicente Del Bosque will kick off the defence of their title against the finalists they defeated in South Africa, Holland.

The midfielder from Arenys de Mar had three coaches in his time with Barcelona over the last three years. When he first returned to the Camp Nou, Guardiola was still in the dugout, then he spent his second year under Tito Vilanova, while last season his coach was Gerardo Martino.



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