I’m not one to get overly concerned by transfer speculation regarding Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona, but the following story from the Guardian has me extremely worried:
“Barcelona’s long-running pursuit of Cesc Fábregas appears finally to be nearing a successful conclusion as the Arsenal midfielder has made it clear to Arsène Wenger that the time is right for him to return to the Camp Nou.
“Fábregas went back to Catalonia tonight after a brief spell at London Colney undergoing medical tests on his fractured leg, suffered against Barça in March, having indicated to Wenger that he now wishes to leave them after seven years in England. The manager will seek to speak with the 23-year-old again later this week, though it appears the Spaniard’s mind is made up.”
The most worrying thing about this article is the fact that it is in a publication as reputable and reliable as the Guardian (as well as a host of other reliable sources). They are not the type of source that publishes news without good reason and with that in mind there is a huge concern that this may turn out to be true.
On the other hand there is a complete absence of quotes from the story, which always makes things a little skeptical.
At this point in time I’m still putting the season review together and don’t really feel it’s appropriate to comment on the Cesc situation until something more official emerges.
But I won’t lie: I’m worried.
I’m worried because Cesc is a great player and we will be a lesser team without him. We won’t fall off the map, we won’t fall out of the top four, but it will make winning the league next season more difficult.
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