Is fabregas ready to return to Arsenal?
For a while, Cesc Fabregas was posited as Arsenal’s great midfield hope. The man who would provide the club with midfield impetus, genuine cut-and-thrust and potential silverware.
He first arose to prominence at age 17, leading Arsenal fans to rhyme his age with ‘he’s better than Roy Keane’. His range of passing, speed of thought and ability to buy time and space for himself was a real sight to behold. Even at a young age, it was clear he’d go onto bigger and better things.
Eventually, this was the case. He left Arsenal to rejoin his boyhood club, Barcelona and the Gunner’s have been attempting to fill the void ever since.
Yes, Jack Wilshere has stepped up to do a magnificent job, but given his injury problems and the players around the young England starlet, I’d argue that the Gunners could use a player like Fabregas to pull the strings.
Though the Spaniard is clearly still talented, he’s by no means a ‘starter’ at the Nou Camp. With players like Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets running the midfield, there’s not much space for the former Arsenal player. He’s often had to make do with warming the bench alongside another ex-Gunner, Alex Song.
This has led to The Sun claiming that Barcelona could move Fabregas on this summer, to pay for a ‘big rebuilding job’.
They also suggest that Cesc has been looking into buying a £5.4m flat in London. That must be some flat!
To add further weight to their story, they provide a quote from an unnamed Barcelona source: “if an important offer for Cesc arrives we will study the situation”.
For ‘important’, read ‘big-money’. Cesc is under contract until 2016 and given his status as a Spanish international and his age (he’s still only 25-years-old), he wont come cheap.
Still, Arsenal could expect to buy him back for less than the £35m that Barca bought him for.
I’m sure he’d be welcomed back to the Emirates with open arms and would receive all the game time he could desire. If he is available, let’s hope that Arsene Wenger’s ready and waiting with an offer.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a Ugandan writer and blogger. Studied information technology with major interests in Journalism.He is passionate about sports but at times ventures into other fields
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