Fabregas ‘comes home’ to Barcelona

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Spain midfield star Cesc Fabregas Monday completed his marathon move from Arsenal to Barcelona by signing a five-year contract that brought him “back home” to his boyhood club after eight years. “Cesc has finally joined FC Barcelona, after signing a contract for the next five seasons. His buyout clause will be 200 million euros,” the club said in a statement. Barcelona deputy chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu said the fee was 29 million euros. “In addition, if we win the league twice and the Champions league once in the next five seasons Arsenal will receive a bonus of five million euros, two (million) for each league win and one for the Champions League,” he told a news conference alongside Fabregas. Furthermore, over the next five years … the club will pay one million euros to Arsenal on behalf of Cesc,” who is taking a massive salary cut to come to Spain, he said.