After eight years not wearing the Barša shirt, Pep Guardiolaĺs new midfield player was able to do so again on Monday 15th of August, in the Camp Nou, which was open to the public so that the fans could welcome him home.
There was great expectation to see Cesc Fabregas once again wearing the colors of FC Barcelona, an
example of this being the large number of supporters who turned up at midday on Monday at the Camp
Nou to see Cesc wearing the new Barša shirt, with the number 4 and the name of Fabregas on the
Eight years later
With the clock showing 13.30 and with strict English punctuality, Cesc went onto
the Camp Nou pitch from the player's tunnel to the sound of the Barša anthem. He had only done that
before wearing the Arsenal shirt, when he came to play against Barša, but from now on, instead of
doing so as a visitor, he’ll de doing it as a home player. The fans, who from 12.00 had begun
to fill the seats of the stadium, received him with resounding applause.
A smile from ear to ear
From the first moment Cesc's face showed his great joy at coming home. Under the
watchful eye of his family, in the front rows of the grandstand, the new signing from Barcelona
greeted the fans, did the usual few tricks with a football, and proudly wore the Barša shirt. A
kiss for the club logo, and his hand on his heart as thanks for the support he’s received,
gave way to a few words to the fans from Cesc.
"I'm Coming Home"
Cesc wanted to thank the Barša fans present at the Camp Nou. "I’ve waited
many days, many months, and many years for this moment. For me it’s a very special day.
I’ve come home after eight years away" said Fabregas. He also wanted to point out that "many
of you were disappointed when I left, but I’m back to take up the most difficult challenge of