Barcelona legend Cesc Fábregas has told Sky Sports he would like a shot at the top level of Spanish football again, with a move to Barcelona on the cards.
The Spanish international scored 27 goals in 49 appearances for Barça last season, leading the Catalans to the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost 1-0 to Real Madrid.
Fábritas, who turned 31 in May, told Sky: “I’m still in Barcelona and I’d like to stay, to play with the best of the best and hopefully to help the team.”
Sky Sports revealed on Tuesday that Barça have been keen on signing the winger and he has told the Spanish newspaper El Pais he has a “huge interest” in a move back to Spain.
“I want to play in Spain again and I would love to play there,” he said.
“The team is strong.
I want to help.”
The former Chelsea star also hinted at his desire to play alongside Neymar at the Nou Camp in 2018, when the Brazilian superstar is expected to be out for a number of months with a calf injury.
“It’s a huge opportunity for the team and a dream for me,” he added.
“My goal is to win the Ballon d’Or [in 2021].
I want the best for the club.”
Sky Sport revealed on Wednesday that Barca have been in talks with Monaco about the possibility of signing the midfielder, but the Frenchman said: “No deal has been done.”
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