That’s that then…Cesc Fabregas is staying at Arsenal!
Barcelona’s new president Sandro Rosell has given Arsenal fans some great news by declaring he will not spend €50-60m to sign Cesc Fabregas. If Rosell is true to his word, Cesc will be an Arsenal player next year because Arsenal would be insane to sell him for less.
Rosell told El Mundo Deportivo:
“The Cesc issue has been made very public and has been complicated because a lot of expectations have been put on the purchase price,”
“But we will not pay 50-60 million for Cesc.”
Having already rejected at least two bids in the region of €35m, Arsenal have remained firm in their stance that they don’t want to sell their captain despite Barca’s despicable public pursuit. (still no word from FIFA about tapping up? Didn’t think so!) Now Rosell has basically told us what his top price will be, and given the current transfer market conditions where Ronaldo is worth €100m, Kaka €80m, Torres possibly €75m and Adebayor €33m, then Fabregas is certainly worth €50-60m.
Some media outlets are claiming Rosell is sending out a ‘warning to Arsenal’. How exactly is that a warning? If they won’t pay what we want and what Cesc is worth, and considering Arsenal have made it clear they don’t want to sell, it will be perfect for the Gunners to hear. No more discussions, no more ‘Barca is in Cesc’s DNA’ bollocks, no more pathetic attempts by Barca players to lure him and no more bids. Case closed!
I don’t understand where Barca get-off thinking they are the ones who are setting the price. Arsenal are holding all the cards and they will pay what we want them to pay. Arsenal should come out with a very clear statement in reply to Rosell thanking them for their interest but if they aren’t willing to submit a sensible offer could they kindly p*ss off!