Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas surely isn’t upset that their rival squad, Real Madrid, sold Mesut Ozil. He is however stunned that Madrid let their “second-best player” go to Arsenal.
“I was really surprised by Ozil’s departure. He seemed to me the second-best player at Madrid, after Cristiano (Ronaldo),” Fabregas told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. “He’ll be great for Arsenal.”
Arsenal completed a club-record £42.4 million transfer of Ozil and Arsene Wenger has gotten Gunners supporters off his back for now.
Fabregas spent 8 years at Arsenal before moving to Barcelona. Since then he has struggled to nail down a starting spot.
“The tougher the challenge the better I like it and Barcelona was the biggest and most difficult, and I want to finish in a happy manner and if I can retire at Barca, then so much the better. The only thing in my head is triumphing at Barcelona.
“When I arrived at Barcelona I already knew there were other places where I could earn more or where I could have more minutes, but coming to Barca was my dream. It was my dream since I was small. I wouldn’t go, not even for double the money.”