Guardiola is my idol - Fabregas

25 June 2010 08:37
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reiterated 'it won't be a problem' to join Barcelona after revealing coach Pep Guardiola is his idol.[LNB] Gunners skipper Fabregas is Barcelona's top summer transfer target as the Spanish champions look to bring the midfielder back to Camp Nou.[LNB]Barca, who lost the Spain international to Arsenal as a 16-year-old, have already failed with one bid, but remain confident of eventually agreeing a deal.[LNB]And, while Fabregas is putting his future on hold until the conclusion of Spain's World Cup campaign, he admits he would be happy to rejoin his first club.[LNB]"I won't think about anything until after the World Cup," Fabregas told Ona FM.[LNB]"It won't be a problem if I return to Barcelona because Barca is my home. The people there are always sensational in the way they treat me."[LNB]Fabregas also expressed his admiration for Guardiola, who was a stalwart in the Barcelona midfield before becoming the club's coach.[LNB]He added: "Guardiola has always been my idol since childhood. I played in his position and I noticed him. My coach even gave me a shirt signed by him."[LNB]However, Fabregas was also quick to praise his current manager - Arsene Wenger - for the role he has played in helping him become one of the game's leading players.[LNB]"He means everything to me. He is the person who put his trust in me," said Fabregas. [LNB]"Without him, I don't know if I would be a professional footballer today. I owe him a lot and I have a special affection for him."

Source: Team_Talk