“Quick lad’s I’ve got him” Nou Camp new boy decides to weigh in on Emirates skipper saga.
Barcelona striker David Villa believes Cesc Fabregas is desperate to leave Arsenal and sign for the Catalan giants.
Despite several members of the Barca squad saying throughout the summer that the 23-year-old should move to the Camp Nou, it now seems likely that Fabregas will remain at the Emirates Stadium for at least one more season.
The Gunners rejected a £25million bid for Fabregas earlier in the summer but Villa, who moved to Barcelona from Valencia before the World Cup started six weeks ago, was quoted in The Sun as saying: “I am not the Barcelona coach, nor the person responsible for reinforcements, but personally I will do the maximum to get Cesc here.
“He wants to play here and it will be quite normal if Arsenal finally do a deal.
“That would be great. A player of his ability will only increase our power and his presence will be great for all the forwards.
“He’ll help Xavi and (Andres) Iniesta, and I’ll score more goals with him in the side.” (Sport.co.uk)
I mean this is becoming a running joke. Do Barcelona players arrive at the Nou Camp on a daily basis and then draw straws to see who will make the usual “Cesc is a Barcelona player in all but name” references? David Villa only just arrived at the Catalan club and he is already well versed in this much rehearsed scenario.
I mean what does “I will do the maximum to get Cesc here” even mean? Is the former Valencia man ready to conduct some sort of kidnapping? Presumably that would be the maximum he could do. Maybe he could drug the Arsenal man and sneak him on a plane in a manner not unlike Mr T in the A-Team.
What David Villa will have to do however is persuade Fabregas that when/if he arrives that he may well have to spend the first 3 or 4 years on the bench until Xavi retires, as the Gunners hero knows all to well that his time spent bench warming at the World Cup will be eerily similar should he indeed move to the Nou Camp.