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Barcelona chief Bartomeu admits they signed Cesc from Arsenal on cheap

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu admits Cesc Fabregas is proving more than value for money since his move from Arsenal.

Fabregas, whose move to the European champions was worth a reported £35million, was also on target in their 2-0 UEFA Super Cup victory over Porto.

Barca chief Bartomeu says after seeing the 24-year-old in action on the pitch and in training he believes he is worth closer to the €60m (£53m) price tag originally bestowed on him by the Gunners.

He told Sport: "After seeing the work he's done since his arrival it is true that Cesc meets the €60m valuation Arsenal initially demanded.

"The kid is demonstrating a high level and quality in three weeks of training. The transfer was very good.

"In a market that is so open Cesc is worth a lot of money.

"It was complicated to close the deal. The negotiations were very hard."

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