It’s news that may well have caught the attention of Spanish heavyweights and Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, both of whom could stand to be the chief beneficiaries of Fabregas’s comments.
“Yes, why not?” the midfielder began, speaking to Marca at an event in London, when asked about the prospect of returning to La Liga.
“I don’t think I would do it now because I have to repay Chelsea after how things went this season,” Fabregas added.
With the Spain international proceeding to admit that it would be impossible for him to ever return to Barcelona, would Real or Atletico be the only possible destinations?
Indeed, it’s hard to imagine the playmaker moving to any of the clubs lower down the league ladder, while Real and Atletico—who will contest the UCL showpiece on May 28—may fancy their chances of recruiting the midfielder for a final swansong in Spain.
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Cesc enjoyed success during his three-year spell with Barca before moving to Chelsea in 2014, winning the Spanish title, the Copa del Rey, two Spanish Super Cups, the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup back in Catalonia.