Cesc Fabregas has the world at his feet. The 21-year-old has just played an important role in ensuring Spain are the champions of Europe, and it’s clear that the Arsenal midfielder has had a taste for success. But can he win lots of silverware with his current club, who have gone without a trophy for the past three seasons, or will he be forced to look elsewhere for winners medals?
The Daily Mail report that Arsenal’s jewel in the crown will be staying put in North London for at least another season, but has admitted that Real Madrid’s interest in him is flattering, and that it’s hard to go every season without having something to show for it.
“I didn’t tell Ramon Calderon no,” he told Spanish sports daily Marca. “I told him that now wasn’t the time to go to Madrid. That you are wanted by Madrid, one of the biggest teams in history, is important.”
And the young star, who feels he would be certain to lift a trophy should he opt for the Spanish champions, admits another season without any silverware could see him head for the exit door.
“To be four seasons without winning any titles would be too much for me,” Fabregas added. “Real Madrid are the favourites to win La Liga this year.”
While Arsene Wenger may be confident that his young charges can challenge on all four fronts next season, the reality is that the Gunners are unlikely to win anything again. Manchester United and Chelsea are formidable obstacles as far as the Premier League is concerned, while the same duo plus Real, Barca and Milan will all be gunning for the Champions League. Will Fabregas be saying toodle pip come May if the trophy cabinet is bare once again?