London, Apr 14 (ANI): Ace footballer Lionel Messi has said that Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is on his way to Barcelona.
This is a bad news for Arsenal fans as Barcelona is rumoured to be considering a 50 million pounds for Fabregas this summer.
"Cesc has a place for Arsenal in his heart, but he has Barcelona in his blood. He will want to win the biggest prizes in football, and I expect him to do that at Barcelona," Messi said.
"I don't exactly know when that will be, but I expect him to be my Barcelona team-mate again at some point. I am sure that Arsene Wenger and Cesc have a father-son relationship and I know that he has a very special relationship with the Arsenal fans.
"When you grow up at a club, it is more than just a club. The coaches, the players, the people in the club will be like family. But Barcelona is his city and it is the club of him and his family. There are only a few players in the world who can improve this squad we have but Cesc is one of them," the Daily Express quoted Messi, as saying.
Fabregas was 15 when he left the Nou Camp in 2003, but he was only allowed to go in the first place because Xavi and Andres Iniesta baulked his route to the first team.
"Nobody would really know how to play against him. We played together and at that age you want to stay on the ball and do something special," Messi said.
"But Cesc would just calmly look up and see a pass that nobody else on the field could see. It would completely split the defence. You have to work hard in training to be the best, but to see what Cesc sees on a football pitch - you are born with it.
"You can try to learn as much as you want, but you will never be taught how to see a pass the way he can," Messi added. (ANI)