SALVADOR, Brazil, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Although admitting it would be a huge loss for Barcelona as Cesc Fabregas joins Chelsea, Barca midfielder Xavi still wants to wish his teammate all the best for the future.
"Yes it is a great news for Cesc. I think he is very happy. He looks very happy. It is a great opportunity for him to be signed by a very good team. I think he was hopeful that would happen," said Xavi in a pre-match news conference here on Thursday.
"Of course it is very huge loss for Barcelona but he has decided on his future. As a friend I would like to wish him all the best."
Barcelona has agreed to sell Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea with a reported 30 million pounds on Thursday, one day before Spain to take on the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup Group B opener in Salvador. But Spain's head coach Vicente del Bosque believed the transfer will have no interference in the team's preparation.
"There will be no interference or what so ever in the spirit of the squad. Players change their clubs. These are decisions that are always taken over the summer. But this will not affect us at all," said Bosque.
Fabregas, 27, previously played for Arsenal before joining Barcelona in 2011. He is currently with the Spanish team in Brazil for the World Cup.