Xavi expects Fabregas Barca switch

02 June 2010 08:46
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will play alongside Spanish team-mate Xavi for Barcelona next season, according to the Catalan star.

Xavi says he expects Fabregas, who is being heavily linked with a switch to his former club, to link-up with him at Camp Nou.

The Arsenal captain would almost certainly have already made the move to Spain had it not been for the Gunners' determination to keep hold of their midfield lynchpin.

But manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly willing to open talks over a transfer in a bid to raise funds for Bordeaux star Yoann Gourcuff.

Gourcuff could be the man to replace Fabregas should he exit the Emirates this summer and Xavi is confident his Spanish compatriot will be joining him in Pep Guardiola's side.

"Yes, certainly," said Xavi in Sport when asked if he expected to play alongside Fabregas next season. "And it also had to be like this.

"Two years I said Cesc would end up playing for Barcelona and now I have it more clear than ever.

"He has also expressed publicly that he wants to come to Barcelona and when a player wants to move to some place he ends up going.

"It is clear that Cesc will come to Barcelona."

Source: Team_Talk

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