Carles Puyol has fired another shot at the Arsenal’s decision not to accept an appallingly low bid from Barcelona:
“He [Fabregas] is having to stay at a club where he no longer wants to be for another year. I wonder how intelligent it is keeping a player who doesn’t want to be there. After seven years of great service, I thought Arsenal could have granted him his dream move.”
"Cesc has given everything to Arsenal to try to win a trophy but they haven't matched his expectations. I won't say he is in a prison, as we know how privileged we are as football players. But after how clear Cesc made it that he wanted to be in Barcelona, I thought they would have granted him that."
The problem is that Cesc Fabregas is worth about £20m more than Barcelona are able to afford.We value him at £55m. Barcelona are only able to stump up £35m. There’s a £20m difference that can’t be bridged, no matter how many tapping up attempts are made.
However, there is a solution. Off the top of my head, the following players have pleaded with the Arsenal to sell Fabregas: Xavi, Ineista, Puyol, Pedro, Busquets, Pique, and even Messi had a snipe. Now these folks are obscenely rich. If the Barcelona players are that desperate to bring Cesc back to the club, I think they should pool together the extra £20m needed to get the transfer bid to an acceptable sum. Barcelona pay their players a great deal, but Barcelona are in a world of debt. Barcelona cannot afford Cesc Fabregas, but the Barcelona players can. If those seven players are as desperate to sign Cesc as they say, it’ll only be £3m or so.
C’mon fellows, put your money where your mouth is!
So on the 269th last day of my 20s, I finished off three of my long-standing patients and got within sight of finishing off the other two. After those two, I can quit and leave and never have to see that place again. There is a lot wrong with the set-up, I don’t have the will to argue.
Today, I bought a little futsal ball for my nephew’s 1st birthday. I spent last week trying to find an Arsenal futsal ball but I couldn’t find one, and had to buy a Brazil ball instead. That and an England ball were the only two that was inflated at the toy store, and I couldn’t stomach giving him an Ingerland ball. I think they say that a 1st birthday present is often a projection of what the giver hopes that baby will grow up into. So I better start pestering his parents into enrolling him in a Brazilian Soccer Skills summer school when he learns how to walk.