Chelsea have signed Cesc Fabregas on a five-year deal from La Liga side Barcelona after the Spanish international underwent a medical in Brazil yesterday. The Blues have been after the player ever since it became abundantly clear that Barca were not willing to keep hold of the ex-Arsenal captain.
Fabregas went on to state that he had 'unfinished business' in the Premier League and also made it clear that he could have returned to Arsenal - but The Gunners in fact did not want to bring him back to The Emirates.
His signing has divided Arsenal fans, but what about Chelsea supporters?
On the one hand, the thought of a Fabregas, Nemanja Matic backed midfield, will leave Premier League suitors quaking in their boots. The passmaster is the perfect replacement for the departing Frank Lampard - and a real coup for Chelsea.
For footballing reasons their is no doubt that Fabregas is an excellent signing. But Chelsea fans will not forget that Fabregas is not a popular figure at Stamford Bridge.
He has had previous spats with the club. During the Carling Cup of 2007 he was involved in a feud with Lampard during a heated meeting between the London rivals. That rivalry continued, with Fabregas clashing with Chelsea players once again during his time at Barcelona.
Among a section of the Chelsea faithful Fabregas will not be forgiving, until he does what Rafa Benitez managed at the club, and made himself a success, not many will want to give their blessing to this deal just yet.
So how have fans reacted on Twitter?
Here is a selection of Tweets from Chelsea fans...
I love Fabregas so much and I think he is miles better than lampard #nohatepls— ChelseaFan123 (@ChelseFan123) June 13, 2014
The Fabregas-Chelsea situation is very similar to the Benitez-Chelsea situation. Quality signing though. I'm happy.— Conditioned Play (@ConditionedPlay) June 12, 2014
Despite people claiming Fabregas is as bad as Benitez, I'm well happy with it. He's got history but that was a player playing for his badge!— Rob Burns (@RHB1988) June 12, 2014
Excellent business done by Chelsea so far, Flog that clown Luiz for 40mill and bring in Fabregas and Costa. Roman means business...— Joe Anderson (@JandersPlanet) June 12, 2014
Thought diego costa was a great signing,now fabregas,great business by chelsea,no parking that bus next season,hand break is off for jose.— Craig Westcarr (@craig20naps) June 12, 2014
I can't wait to see Fabregas and Costa both playing for Chelsea next season— Oscar (@TheRealOscar11) June 13, 2014
Fabregas to Hazard, switches it to Willian..Willian back to Fabregas, Fabregas with a superb cut back to Costaa! What a goal!! Diego Costa!— Dahtourb Lee (@Dahtourb) June 12, 2014
Fabregas is a superb signing for Chelsea. No excuses for Mourinho next season, the pressure is all on them.— Matthew Yarwood (@MPY123) June 12, 2014