Barcelona 'refuse' to pay £4m owed to Chelsea's new starBy bobricky 06:43 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 Comments
Barcelona are refusing to pay the
€5m they owe to Chelsea's newest
addition, Cesc Fabregas.
According to Spanish newspaper
Marca, Fabregas paid that figure
out of his own pocket to ensure his
sale to the Catalan club from
Arsenal in 2011.
But the 27-year-old now finds
himself in a bitter war with his
former club who are refusing to
pay him that sum.
Having already paid the Gunners
£2.5m on top of a large transfer,
Barcelona do not want to outlay
more cash for a player now off
After the deal with Chelsea was
confirmed last week, Barca offered
thinly-veiled criticism of the
midfielder's three-year stay at the
"There has been a downward trend
in his stats every season at the
club," the statement read.
"He slipped right back into the FCB
system as if he'd never been away.
But despite glowing starts to each
campaign, Cesc's contributions to
the cause gradually decreased as
each season drew to a close."
Wenger told me I'd
struggle to get in the Arsenal
team, says Fabregas
"From being someone who joined in
with the attack, supplying and
scoring goals, the magic tended to
fade later on in each season," the
"He only scored one, six and one
goals in the last 24 games of each
"For some reason, he was never as
good in the second half of a season
as in the first."
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