Fabregas ‘Considering Future’ After Barca Fail To Give Assurances Over Playing Time

By on July 23, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, more on the future of Cesc Fabregas.

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Manchester United and Arsenal target Cesc Fabregas is considering his future after Barcelona failed to give him the assurances he wanted regarding more regular playing time next season, according to Sky Sports News.

The Spanish midfielder moved back to the Nou Camp from Arsenal in 2011 after eight years at the Emirates but his time back in Spain hasn’t quite gone according to plan as he’s struggled to establish himself as an important first team player and has regularly been used in unfamiliar positions when he does start.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a sensational return to England this summer with both Arsenal and Manchester United understood to be interested in luring him back to the Premier League.

United had a £30m bid rejected by Barcelona last week and the La Liga champions are reported to have written to the club stating Fabrgeas was not for sale this summer.

However, Sky Sports claim that sources close to Fabregas have told them the player is now considering his future after he was given no assurances that he will be a regular starter next season. The source also indicated to the news channel that Barca might consider selling the midfielder should an offer of £35m come in, despite their public insistence that he wasn’t for sale, but they’d ultimately leave the decision in the hands of the player.

While Sky Sports ‘sources’ are never 100% accurate, it’s certainly an interesting twist to this saga. United fans will now be feeling confident they could lure Fabregas to Old Trafford but Arsenal’s position in this shouldn’t underestimated.

Fabregas has a strong affiliation with the club and Arsene Wenger confirmed last week they had a first refusal buy-back clause, so if the Gunners decide to exercise that clause and Fabregas fancies a return to the Emirates, United would end up missing out on another top summer target.

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Do you think Fabregas will leave Barca this summer? If so, where will he end up? Share your view below.

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21 Comments

  1. g clarke

    July 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Sky sports and m u are hand in hand sky will use all their powers and spin to protect m u

  2. TT

    July 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Cant see Barcelona taking the risk that Fabregas will leave for 15M less than they paid for him.

    Wenger confirmed that the Arsenal first refusal is for a “fixed” price of 25M.

    Doesn’t matter if United bid 100M Arsenal can hijack the deal and get him for 25M. Barcelona can’t afford to risk it.

  3. Caspa

    July 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    What I want to know is who failed to give him the assurances? The Captain (Puyol) or The Club President or the new coach? Fabgregas hasn’t been in Barca “his dream club” for long and he wants to leave. I find it hard to believe this story. I also don’t think he’s an “Arsenal Target”

  4. Chris

    July 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    TT….what da hell are yuh tokin bout cux if man u ix biddin 35million 4 fabx wich ix nt a bad biznex @ all………xo gunnarx havin a buy bac clauxe of 25million ix a paper in d ocean…..may d highext bidda win hix xignature

    • Johnny

      July 26, 2013 at 1:19 am

      I think your keyboard is broken mate! You need a new “S” key!

      • valentine

        August 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        I think he is a geto child. they try to make their own language

    • GONNERLICIOUS

      July 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      YOU ABSOLUTE TERD!!!!
      THE CLAUSE IN HIS CONTRACT GIVES US FIRST REFUSAL NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE BIDS!!!
      WHAT AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT YOU ARE !!!!

    • steve

      August 26, 2013 at 5:09 am

      You’re an imbecile. I know there’s people with band handwriting,but how did you manage to do it with a keyboard?

  5. Fed_Up

    July 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    It’s interesting that the rumours about Cazorla leaving are still lingering. The only way Wenger would consider selling is if he had the inside info on having a top quality replacement waiting in the wings. Cazorla to be sold for 25 million, then use that 25 million to…

  6. Trevor

    July 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I think that Barca are happy to let cesc go. However, it is rumoured that arsenal will receive up to 50% of the sell on fee which would explain both why barca want so much from united and why arsenal are still in the race to sign him. For instance, if man u stump up £35m then barca may only receive £17.5m, thus they may prefer to sell to arsenal who would give £25m, have first refusal on the player and are stilled owed money from the Alex song transfer. This should be interesting.

  7. Goonermay68

    July 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    How can THEY say that cesc cannot be guaranteed playing? When the NEW coach has not arrived yet?

  8. brendamccorry

    July 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    if Cesc to Man United I will never forgive him after he said there is no other team in England

  9. Jetsnal

    July 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    If mourihno can come back to chelsea,whats wrong with Fabregas coming back to Arsenal.I can’t wait to see him with an Arsenal Jessey,he’ll bring back the golden days.Fabregas has an unfinished business with Arsenal.He’s always welcome..

  10. Dinhimself

    July 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Fabregas should go back to Arsenal and regain his lost dignity.

  11. Ekereobong Inam

    July 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Fabregas wil make the right decision by returning to Arsenal. He’s welcome anyday, anytime.

  12. Mj Sambo

    July 24, 2013 at 1:56 am

    we like him to coming back in arsenal but if hi refusal to go man united or other club in Englant I will never forgive him

  13. titus moses

    July 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

    barca plz let fab go he nds tym to play 90 mins plus.

  14. titus moses

    July 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

    pls fab come 2 man u u wiil play better than 2 go 2 Arsenal Rvp is nt there pls join us man u and u wiil ejoy agd life u b pay better.

  15. titus moses

    July 24, 2013 at 8:17 am

    u wiil abetter tym 2play with ua best friend teammate Rvp .

    • nyeko ben ivan

      July 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      u are mad you are blind you don’t even know what you are talking about. plz fabregas your only way to heaven is back to arsenal you are most well com.

  16. spencer

    August 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Sure he will may be to man u,the possibility of him coming to arsenal is very slim,lets just hope he will with the clause of buy back

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