Arsenal Set for Shock £45m Bid from Manchester City: Doomed to Failure

Makes a change from Barcelona!

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Sports - October 23, 2007

Manchester City have reportedly entered the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

However, the wealthy Premier League side will face stiff competition for the player’s signature from Spanish giants Real Madrid and especially Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Speculation has continued to mount over the player’s future in the last year, even though he has repeatedly stated his willingness to stay in north London.

Barcelona are apparently confident that the Catalan playmaker will return ‘home’, and may even mount a bid in January. Real Madrid are also believed to be hovering with intent.

However, City’s enormous spending power has already brought results this year, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure moving north from the Emirates in the summer.

Fabregas came through the ranks at Barcelona before joining the Gunners as a 16-year-old, so the Catalan giants would surely be the favourites to sign Fabregas. (Yahoo)

Well at least it makes a change from Barcelona. Now during the summer there was a spell where Manchester City realistically thought they could sign the really big names in European football, and they attempted, unsuccessfully to make moves for the likes of Kaka, Fernando Torres and our very own Cesc Fabregas. Obviously all those bids were doomed to failure and Mark Hughes then went about snapping up players who were within their reach, invariably players who had an axe to grind with their own teams, the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez and Gareth Barry to name just three.

There is no way, absolutely no way, that our captain will make the move to Eastlands at any time in his entire career. I wouldn’t be able to say with such certainty that Fabregas will never end up at Barcelona, but it won’t be any time soon I am sure of that, but I can quite confidently state that if Cesc joins Man City I will eat my own knees!

There is no doubt that the mega rich can afford the £45m or so valuation on our skipper, but it is just never going to happen. He will have absolutely no interest in moving to any other Premier League club in his career.

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