FC Barcelona: Cesc Fabregas to Return Home for 2011-2012 Season

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IAugust 11, 2011

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc FabregasTom Dulat/Getty Images

According to the Twitter account of Spanish journalist Guillem Balague and published in Barcablaugranes, Cesc Fabregas is expected to return home to FC Barcelona.

The report has also appeared in online magazines such as BBC Sports, with news about possible replacements for Fabregas. Fabregas once played for FC Barcelona before signing with Arsenal in 2003.

Fabregas has been rumored to be returning to Barcelona since his arrival in England. The Barca did not contemplate the return of Fabregas until June 2010.

The first attempt by FC Barcelona to buy back Fabregas was rejected by Arsenal. The reason was that Arsenal did not want to sell Fabregas.

The times have changed since a year and a half ago, with FC Barcelona negotiating with Arsenal. The deal appears to be worth $56 million in value, with Fabregas receiving a pay cut of $1.62 Million on an annual basis.

Arsenal have plans to use the money for the purpose of purchasing new players. The candidates that have been mentioned for Arsenal are Scott Dann, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka.

I think that Arsenal is doing the right thing in letting Fabregas go. Fabregas has his heart set on spending the final years of his football career in Barcelona.

Fabregas deserves to have his wish to go to Barcelona honored. Arsenal would benefit with the purchase of new players that could help the team win trophies.

FC Barcelona would also benefit with the return of their player who could help win more trophies. I will keep my fingers crossed to see if the transfer will take place.