16 Aug 2011

Fabregas completes move to Spain

5:54 am on 16 August 2011

The Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has passed his medical and signed a five-year contract with Spanish football giants Barcelona.

The move completes one of the most protracted transfer sagas of modern times, his boyhood club finally getting their man after chasing him for three years.

The 24-year-old Spanish World Cup winner was presented to around 30 thousand Barca fans in the Nou Camp after completing the deal which sees him return to the club he left as a 16-year-old in 2003.

According to media reports Arsenal have received around 70 million dollars for their captain.

Fabregas made more than 300 appearances for the Gunners but the only trophy Arsenal won while he was in north London was the FA Cup in 2005.