BOLTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Reebok Stadium on April 24, 2011 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Cesc Fabregas Introduced As Barcelona Player

According to reports out of the United States and Spain, Arsene Wenger has approved the sale of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, provided the club receives an acceptable fee, and negotiations are ongoing.

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Cesc Fabregas Signs Contract With Barcelona, Is Introduced As A Barcelona Player

The world's longest transfer saga has finally come to an end. Early Monday afternoon in Spain, now former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas signed a contract with FC Barcelona and was introduced as a Barcelona player in a press conference. He will be taking over the No. 4 jersey, the same number that he wore at Arsenal. His contract is a five-year deal and according to Spanish football journalist Sid Lowe, Barcelona will pay Arsenal €29 million in two guaranteed payments, €1m per year during the contract and a possible €5m in escalators. 

It's finally over, and now the talk about Barcelona's tactics and Arsenal's future can truly begin in earnest. Barcelona have an over-crowded midfield, and Fabregas will struggle to gain a starting place. Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has just half of one month to make a couple of major signings or fear the wrath of his fanbase.

For more on the move and the two teams involved, check out Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes.    

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Arsenal Confirm Agreement With Barcelona For Cesc Fabregas Transfer

Yep, it's official. And yep, this is the time that Arsenal chose to announce it. In the middle of the Spanish SuperCup between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, Arsenal FC announced via their official website that they have agreed to terms with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Cesc Fabregas, a well-noted product of La Masia. It appears that the world's longest transfer saga is finally coming to an end, subject to a medical and the player agreeing to personal terms with the club. Both are expected to be mere formalities.

Whether or not Fabregas will start in a midfield crowded by Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and top prospect Thiago Alcantara remains to be seen. The transfer fee is currently undisclosed, but previous reports put the figure in the neighborhood of €40m. Arsenal drew their opening fixture of the English Premier League season 0-0 against Newcastle United in which Fabregas did not play.

For more on the move and the two teams involved, check out Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes.

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Cesc Fabregas Transfer From Arsenal To Barcelona Gets Okay From Arsene Wenger, According To Reports

According to Fernando Palomo, reporting during the Barcelona-Chivas friendly on ESPN2 and Spanish publication Sport.es, Arsene Wenger has given the potential green light to a transfer of star midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal to Barcelona. Both Palomo's report and the article published by Sport.es state that Fabregas will be sold to Barcelona if Arsenal receive an acceptable fee and negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing.

Fabregas, a Barcelona youth product, has been linked to a move back to the Catalan club since last season. Wenger has been unwavering in his statements that Fabregas would not be leaving Arsenal unless the club received a Godfather offer. Either Wenger has had a change of heart or - more likely - Barcelona has called up Arsenal citing figures that come close to constituting a Godfather offer.

Many have wondered whether or not Fabregas would even be a regular starter at Barcelona, who have both Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta on the books. Regular starter or not, he's probably going to cost the Blaugranas a large sum of money.

For more on this developing story, check out Arsenal FC blog The Short Fuse and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes.

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