Following announcement by the Blues of their capture of Franscesc Fabregas, a lot of Arsenal fans have started sharing their opinions as to the move by the once beloved captain who promised a sensational return to the Emirates but now ended up in the camp of fellow Premier League rivals Chelsea.
But recent reports have revealed that the Ex-Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas was actually forced to turn down a move to Manchester United in favour of Chelsea by his girlfriend according to the Express.
The 27-year-old joined the Blues yesterday in a £27million deal and admitted a yearning to return to the Premier League as he felt he had “unfinished business”.
The Spain international was also tracked by United and Arsenal, but they decided against exercising the first-option agreement in his contract.
And intriguingly, according to Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo, Fabregas was urged to reject United by his girlfriend Daniella Semaan.
It is thought that initially she didn’t want to leave Barcelona, but Chelsea was her preferred choice of destination to set up home.
Fabregas’ move to Chelsea yesterday also angered many Arsenal fans, who felt Arsene Wenger should have done more to bring their former charge back to the Emirates. While some others insisted that the Spaniard had betrayed them by returning to the Premier League joining their rival after several comments made by the former captain in the past that he only see himself plying his trade with either Arsenal or Barcelona.
The deal will now enable Fabregas to focus fully on the World Cup and he has a big match to prepare for with Spain taking on Holland in their group game, which will be a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final.