Lionel Messi relishing Cesc Fabregas reunion at Barcelona

14 April 2010 10:06
Lionel Messi insists Cesc Fabregas will be unable to resist the chance to win the big prizes with Barcelona as the midfielder's first club is still in his blood.

Fabregas, who left the Nou Camp as a 16-year-old in 2003, is under contract with Arsenal until 2014 but has been continually linked with a return to Barca.

'Cesc has a place for Arsenal in his heart, but he has Barcelona in his blood,' Messi said. 'He will want to win the biggest prizes in football, and I expect him to do that at Barcelona. 

See you soon: Messi (left) would welcome Fabregas back to Catalonia

'I don't exactly know when that will be, but I expect him to be my Barcelona team-mate again at some point.'

Messi poured water on English hopes of him one day playing on these shores, however.  

'Will I play in the Premier League one day? I have said that I want to be at Barcelona for life,' he said. 

'I will be here for as long as they want me. I owe Barcelona more than for giving me a chance - I owe them for changing my life.'

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