So it is finally confirmed that Cesc Fabregas will be staying at Arsenal next season, and the Catalan club have instead arranged to sign the Brazilian midfielder Adriano from Sevilla instead.
The new Barca president Sandro Rosell has finally understood that Arsenal will not let Fabregas leave cheaply (if at all) and have decided to go for the cheaper option of taking Adriano.
The 26 year-old is very versatile and can play in midfield or on the wing, and the prudent Rosell will be happy that he will cost only 10m euros, so he can stop worrying about breaking the bank for Fabregas. El Mundo Deportivo has announced that he will be unvieled as a Barcelona player in the next two days.
Rosell made the move after finally taking the hint from Wenger that the Arsenal captain was not for sale, but he defiantly said that he will get Fabregas next summer instead.
“Arsenal feels very hurt by Barça,” Rosell said. “They don’t want to listen to offers or sell and they are not putting Fàbregas on the market. There was a strong dispute a few months ago and they have not forgotten it.
“He will arrive, even if it is not now, it will be next year,”
“We will see. One thing that is certain is that we will not go mad trying to sign him. No shareholder would pay €60m or 70m for him.
“We will not go all out for him. We would only pay his value in the transfer market.”
Well that will teach him to try and take on Wenger………..
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