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06-24-2010, 08:10 AM #1
Will Barcelona be Interested to Swap Lionel Messi for Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal?
There is simply no respite from Barcelona camp in their hot pursuit of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. A few days ago, Lionel Messi wanted him to play with him.
Now, Barcelona striker Pedro Rodríguez has called on Fabregas to join the Catalan side while the outgoing President Joan Laporta has stated that it was just a matter of time that they get what they want. The way they are doing their publicity stunt perhaps would raise some eyebrows in London and perhaps the best option for Wenger is to call for a swap between Messi and Fabregas.
Fabregas has a long term contract with Arsenal and everyone knows that. Football contracts are made for the benefit of the player as well as the club. So, naturally, if Barcelona wants to have him then they should offer a good price. After all, he is the best player for the Gunners right now just as Lionel Messi is the most important footballer for the Catalan side. If Arsenal wants Messi for £29 million then will Joan Laporta would happily accept the bid? After all, Messi does not have Barcelona DNA just the way Fabregas has!
Joan Laporta has said, "Arsenal will end up giving in, but I don’t know when that will be. We will have to wait and let the professionals who are taking care of it do their work. The market is very changeable and is moving at the moment, so we have to be careful in that sense."
Arsene Wenger has clearly and strongly said that the player was not for sale. He also viewed that this captain should honor the contract he signed.
Joan Laporta did not say anything about the willingness of spending more money for a quality player. He and everyone at Barcelona are just saying repeatedly that Fabregas has their DNA and Wenger sort of poached them in 2003.
The funny thing is that even in 2003 people like Joan Laporta did not understand the true value of Fabregas and as a result, the player came to London and slowly turned into a super star. Even now, Joan Laporta and his colleagues have failed to understand the real value of this great player.
For a player like Fabregas, an offer of £29 million is almost a joke considering the fact that Mr. Laporta has already spent £34 million for David Villa....being a human...