Barcelona fans have reacted to Fabregas' move to Chelsea with happiness, claiming the player was bad influence on the team.
After Chelsea confirmed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas on a five-year deal, the Barcelona fans on the message board at www.barcaforum.com took to the player’s ‘player chat’ profile in order to dish out their over-exaggerated happiness over the player leaving for England.
The news, whilst not surprising after weeks of speculation, still seemed to get a big reaction from the Barcelona fans.
Although some of the comments were respectful and well-reasoned, there were a large number of fans that felt the need to stick the knife in and comment on his apparent ineffective performances for Barcelona.
Here are some of the comments below:
‘’Finally. Looking forward to a world where Cesc and Barca are not associated.’’
‘’Oh well this isn't that big of a loss. His attitude on the pitch is very arrogant and down right negative.’’
‘’First day of the World Cup AND Cesc is sold? Best day ever.’’
‘’No, he did. Slowed down the speed of the passing, disregarded positioning when he was playing, etc. Barça was a worse team with him.’’
‘’Stats mean **** now. He was a massive factor of the downfall.’’
‘’Well I wish him all the worst now anyways.’’
Chelsea fans are unlikely to be deterred in their high opinion of Fabregas because of the comments on the Barcelona message board. He has proven over the years that he is a top level player and next season could see him play a key role in any success Chelsea have.
Statistically, the player proved to be key player for Barcelona last season and performed admirably in the absence of talisman Lionel Messi.
He scored nine goals and recorded 14 assists in 35 starts in the main two competitions, Champions League and La Liga, and helped Barcelona chase Atletico Madrid down to the very last day.
Fabregas is a player renowned around the world for being world class and he is someone Chelsea supporters should be excited about signing. The Spaniard can provide the on-the-pitch influence to ensure that next season the Blues don’t remain trophyless.