Villa: Fab deserves Barca move

The Spanish striker insists he would welcome the Arsenal captain

back to Catalonia if the 24-year-old was to make a move from The

Emirates. And Villa, whose team claimed a comfortable Champions

League victory over Manchester United, thinks Fabregas would fit in

to a team fast becoming dubbed the best in history. The Gunners

midfielder has endured a disappointing season with Arsenal which

culminated in Manchester City clinching third spot to ensure

automatic Champions League qualification. While a successful

2010/11 campaign for Barca highlighted the outstanding options

coach Pep Guardiola has at Nou Camp. But despite the

accomplishments of the European champions, Villa is adamant his

Spain team-mate, who was signed by Barcelona’s youth academy aged

10, can play a key role at Nou Camp. The Spanish striker told

Cadena COPE radio: “As a player, everybody knows what Barcelona

brings. And as a person, he [Fabregas] deserves to return to

Barcelona, his family is here and it is where he started. “Having

him would be a great joy and I’d be happy for him because he

deserves it, and I’d be happy to have him as my team-mate.”