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Fabregas: My future is up to Barcelona

June 11, 2013
By ESPN staff

Cesc Fabregas has said his future is in the hands of Barcelona as rumours continue to link him with a return to the Premier League.

Cesc Fabregas
GettyImagesFabregas has said he wants to 'triumph with Barcelona'

Speculation has suggested his former club Arsenal and Manchester United are in the frame to sign him from his boyhood club Barcelona, whom he joined from the Gunners in 2011.

He has struggled to secure a regular starting spot in his favoured central midfield role and is set to hold talks with coach Tito Vilanova.

The terms of the deal Fabregas signed when he joined Barcelona mean Arsenal would have first refusal if he is made available for transfer.

But the player said he would leave matters entirely in the hands of his club, telling Marca: "I have not opened my mouth once.

"It has taken a lot for me to get where I am, and I am not thinking about throwing it all away for nothing.

"If they [Barcelona] said that they didn't want me, that would be another thing - but what I really want is to triumph at Barca. That has been dream since I was small. Barcelona is my home, and I have always dreamed of triumphing here."

Fabregas said he would try to rise above his critics in the stands - he has been whistled by irate supporters – explaining: "[There are people] who might not like my play, but that makes me stronger to improve.

“If they [the fans] whistle me, I need to accept it. I am the first one who knew this would be the most important challenge of my life. I just want to play.”