Fabregas: How Mourinho forced my Barcelona exit

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/03/2018

Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea FC

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has admitted he made the move to Chelsea in 2014 from Barcelona because of current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

After Arsenal declined to exercise an option to buy back the former captain they sold to Barcelona in 2011, Fabregas returned to the Premier League after the Catalunya club accepted an initial £27m offer from Chelsea with £2.5m in add-ons based on appearances.

The Spain midfielder in an interview told Marca: "Why Chelsea? Mourinho convinced me.

"He told me everything so clearly ... I had other offers, but he convinced me as soon as I spoke to him."

Cesc who is tied to Chelsea until 2019 has won two Premier League titles and one League Cup.