Spanish giants make concerted push for mercurial midfielder.
MADRID — Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas may have dismissed it but speculation continues here that the Spaniard will sign for either Barcelona or Real Madrid next season.
According to Sports daily Marca, Real Madrid are prepared to make a 50 million euro offer for the 22-year-old Gunners playmaker whom they regard as an ideal partner for Xabi Alonso in midfield.
But the paper adds Real are in for a battle royal with Barcelona who they claim have already made contact with the Catalan-born player and his advisers.
Fabregas himself stressed last week that he was happy to stay at Arsenal.
He told The Daily Mail: “I want to continue to be part of what is happening here. Definitely.
“If not I would have left when I had the opportunity, three years ago, two years ago or last year.
“I believe in this team and I feel we can achieve things. The boss believes in us more than anyone, and I feel I am part of it. He makes me see that as well. And I don’t want to fail here.” (AFP)
Its been a few weeks since we had another fix of the usual Barcelona/Real Madrid/Arsenal transfer triangle so we can forgive this latest tit-bit, but is there really any reason for Arsenal fans to be worried about a potential offer being a) accepted and b) Fabregas considering such a move? Well I think not.
Whilst the Spanish international has been around for what seems like an age he is still just 22 and therefore has a long career ahead of him so any fear of a few seasons without silverware and success is tempered by the fact that he has already achieved so much at such a young age.
Above all else Cesc clearly loves playing for Arsenal and therefore probably has no intention of leaving the Emirates and financially speaking the north London club are on a relatively firm footing and therefore do not need to accept bids for their most prized asset.