PUMA Profile – Cesc Fàbregas!

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Spanish midfield master Cesc Fàbregas finally returned to his boyhood heroes, Barcelona this summer after being hotly linked with the side for the last couple of years! 

Cesc it seems was always destined for stardom and spent seven years at the famed Barca academy before leaving Spain in 2003 for Arsenal and the bright lights, cooler climate and fish n chips of London. But young Cesc was not fazed, taking everything in his stride and became the Gunners youngest ever player, making his debut at the tender age of just 16 years and 177 days. The playmaker continued to impress in cup games that season, but it was not until the following year that the Spaniard really began to make his mark at the North London club.

And what a mark it was! Cesc began playing like someone a decade older than his 17 years, more than holding his own against some of the Premiership’s most established names. But with terrific performances come transfer rumours and it was not long before every major club began showing an interest in the Spanish star. In fact, during every transfer window it seemed Cesc was being linked with a big money move away from the Gunners.

Over the years Fàbregas established himself as not only one of the best players at Arsenal, but in world football. Despite constant speculation over his future, Cesc always seemed to shine on the big stage and it came as no surprise when he set up the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup Final. After more than 200 appearances for Arsenal, many as captain, Cesc Fàbregas eventually returned home as Barcelona lured him back to the Camp Nou.

Can Cesc lead his side to Champions League glory? Will he add more medals to his overflowing trophy cabinet?

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