Sunday, February 7, 2010

Laporta and Rosell contacted Cesc

Spanish television channel Antena 3 claims that Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas (22) has decided that, because of the lack of trophies won, he wants to leave the English Premier League club at the end of the season and join Barcelona.

Both Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell would already have contacted the entourage of Cesc, but the player reportedly doesn't want to be linked with any candidacy and would first try to convince Arsenal to let him go in the summer.

Catalan sports papers Sport, El Mundo Deportivo and El 9 Esportiu all claimed this week that Barcelona wants to sign Cesc before the end of the mandate of Laporta, who will leave the club on 30 June after seven years in office (read more here).

Asked about a possible return, Cesc meanwhile suggested in an interview with Catalan radio station Catalunya Ràdio that he could be willing to come back to Barcelona, the club he left as a youth player in the summer of 2003:

"I've never hidden that one day I would like to return to Barça. Since I was nine months old, I went to the Camp Nou. I spend my whole youth wearing those colours, but because of a series of circumstances I had to leave. You never know what can happen in the future, but during the coming four months I want to focus on my job at Arsenal."

Read more:
Guardiola will push candidates to sign Cesc
Transfer battle between board and Rosell
Rooney could become electoral transfer target


  1. The timing of the elections makes any election promise to bring in a big name player a bad idea. June 13 the WC would have started and any players brought in thereafter might have trouble integrating themselves into the team. If any are made then I imagine Guardiola's choice would be for some fringe players rather than a big money signing.

    One may argue that the case is different with Cesc but then it must be remembered that he has played in the English League for the last 10 yrs n got accustomed to their more direct vertical passing game.

    Besides those sort of election promises are cheap tricks which detail no sort of systemic improvement.

  2. Also wonder if now is the right time to contact him after these frustrating losses. He could easily say that he is fed up and wants to move on or get more agitated if they contact him when he is upset and deem it disrespectful.