Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Book Of Exodus: Chapter 2; Cesc Fabregas

So the most protracted transfer saga in recent memory has finally come to an end. Cesc Fabregas has finally left the Emirates stadium and returned to his home town club of Barcalona, banking Arsenal £35 million in the process, and maybe it isn't before time.

Arsene Wenger himself said that if he wanted to he could have commanded a much higher price for Cesc by auctioning him off to the worlds richest clubs but, knowing that he only wanted to play for Barca, he wouldnt do that. So why not sell him earlier on in the summer then?! Any way, I digress.

As much for my girlfriend as anything :)
I have to say I think the way Fabregas has conducted himself during this saga has been nothing short of exemplary. In a time when all players seem to be only be motivated by money when it comes to transfers (Samir Nasri anyone?), Cesc has had no thoughts of the sort, making it clear that he wants to return to the club he was at until the age of 16. This fact is underlined when you see that he is waiving a million pounds of his wages for the next five years to help pay the transfer fee.

His farewell to the club and thankyou to Arsene Wenger was also high class, acknowledging the part that Arsenal has played in his development. Again, this is something we dont see enough of these days.

 I guess all that is left now is to say a very big thankyou for the eight years of high quality football that El Capitan gave us, maturing from boy to man, he led the team with pride, always playing with a swagger and extreme confidence and was a joy to watch. Adios El Capitan.

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