Arsenal Willing To Let Fabregas Join Barca
The Cesc Fabregas transfer soap-opera continues with an Arsenal official statement which sees the club willing to let the player move back to FC Barcelona this summer. Gunners’ official has declared the Emirates side would sell the midfielder if the Catalans pay the proper amount for the 24-yea-old which goes in the region of 35-40 million pounds.
Fabregas, who has signed Arsene Wenger’s side back in 2003, has shown his desire to join the European champions with which he started his early career, wish that was confirmed even by his team-mate Sagna who revealed the Spaniard is keen to play and return to Camp Nou. Team’s French manager said last year he wouldn’t let Fabregas leave the Emirates side with which he signed a six-year deal back in 2006.
“The offer was made formally in writing to our chief executive Ivan Gazidis, and we said no straight away,” said of the club’s officials, who also confirmed the Gunners will sell the player if the Spaniards bring the money. “Possibly yes, and if it’s enough then I expect we’ll have to sell.” Fabregas, who is still expecting to set new heights with the Londoners, only won the 2005 FA Cup and the 2004 Community Shield. His European performance includes only an UEFA Champions League final played in 2006.
He is also finalist of two League Cups and another Community Shield contest. Sagna told the press the Spaniard has been dreaming of leaving the Gunners since long ago. “Fabregas wants to return to his country of birth, to his city, where his family are; he wants to play for one of the best teams in the world, Barcelona, and that’s understandable,” said the French of the Arsenal captain.
Fabregas finished the term with three goals, 11 assists and 25 selections, but he remains one of the main cornerstones at the team alongside Nasri, Arshavin and Van Persie. Overall, the playmaker has scored 35 goals in 212 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s squad with whom he has one year left. Arsenal failed to reach the UCL superior phases, being ousted by the same FC Barcelona in the last 16 round. The Gunners finished the season fourth, though they had held the leading position at one point, with 68 points, three behind third Manchester City and second Chelsea. They will play though the UCL fourth qualifying round next term.
Apart from Fabregas’s move to Camp Nou, the French champions Lille have announced the Gunners haven’t made any offer for their star Gevinho who was reported he would leave the side for transfer in London. Lille’s best assister finished the season with 14 goals and ten deliveries, something which attracted big teams’ interests.
It has been reported that the midfielder is worth ten million pounds, but neither of the two sides have confirmed any talks so far. Finally, Lille’s revelation Eden Hazard has also been linked by the Gunners, but the club said the 20-year-old is unlikely to leave the club this summer. Lille won both the French title and Cup after a five-decade drought.11