Barcelona have made a busy start to the summer as big-name players have both arrived at the Nou Camp and departed the famous club.
Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic signed a five-year deal to join Barcelona from fellow La Liga side Sevilla, but not before Chelsea clinched a stunning £27 million deal for Spanish international Cesc Fabregas.
The former Arsenal star had a trying three-year stint at the Catalan giants following his return from the Gunners, and while he helped the club continue their success on the trophy front, the 27-year-old was often criticised and even booed by the Nou Camp faithful.
For 71% of the participants, there were no regrets as they backed club’s decision.
As for the reaction in England, Chelsea’s decision to fork out big sums to sign Fabregas has perhaps been treated with apprehension as fans and pundits alike try to understand where boss Jose Mourinho will play him.
The Portuguese coach, however, has spoken out of his decision to sign the Spaniard and assured the press that he is exactly the sort of player the Stamford Bridge outfit need.
"He is the kind of player we [Chelsea] need. Not just for his qualities as a player but also his competitive personality. He is a player in the best years of his career – 26, 27, 28.” He said, quoted by The Express.
“He knows England well, he knows the Premiership well, so he will not need time to adapt. I think he is the kind of player who will come and train for a couple of weeks and be ready to prove himself."
Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal, making 212 Premier League appearances, scoring 35 goals and providing 77 assists.
In his career, the Spaniard has won La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup with Barcelona, plus a solitary FA Cup triumph in 2005 while in England.