After recently signing for Italian Serie B side Como, where he is also a shareholder, Cesc Fabregas made his feelings clear when speaking about Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
The 35-year-old, who was the Argentine’s teammate for three seasons at the Blaugrana, was recently on ‘El Programa de COPE’ and spoke about his wishes for the forward.
“As a Barcelona fan, I hope and wish that Messi returns to Barcelona,” said Fabregas.
“He has a year left in Paris, but I would love it. It’s a dream that the club and all the fans have, but I’m speaking as a fan.”
The Spanish midfielder isn’t the only one who wants to see Messi at Barcelona, as President Joan Laporta shares those feelings.
“I feel like I have, as the president, a moral debt to him in order to give him the best moment of his career, or give him a better moment, for the end of his career,” Laporta told The New York Times.
Fabregas told Barcelona to sign Tchouameni
Fabregas also talked about Real Madrid‘s new 80 million euro signing, Aurelien Tchouameni.
The two were teammates at Monaco, and the Spaniard says he told the Blaugrana to sign the talented youngster last summer.
“I know Tchouameni very well,” Fabregas said. “I spoke to people at Barcelona about recruiting him.
“He is a player for the future, but financially, they couldn’t sign him.”