Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Iniesta to Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal: Join us at Barcelona

Spain’s World Cup hero Andres Iniesta has revealed his desire to team up with his Spain teammate Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona. Iniesta recently scored Spain’s winning goal against Netherlands in the World Cup final after receiving a pass from Fabregas.

Cesc Fabregas has been heavily linked with a move to his boyhood club Barcelona. At the Barcelona youth camp, he trained up along with today’s Barcelona stars like Lionel Messi and Iniesta.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed him from Barcelona youth side in 2003 when he was just 16. Over the last 7 years, Fabregas has grown into one of the best midfielders in the world. Now, Barcelona is desperate to get their former student back at Nou Camp and has already had a bid rejected by Arsenal.

Iniesta said to the media, “Let's hope so. Everybody has come out and spoken of the desire we have for him to be with us next season. We would be delighted.

Not just because he is a team-mate and a friend, but because it would be great for the club.

His arrival would give us a huge jump up in quality and he would play his part to help us stay up there competing in the big competitions. We would love him to be here.”

Barcelona’s new president Sanro Rosell recently tried to make a breakthrough in their protracted desire to sign Fabregas by convincing Arsene Wenger to come to the negotiation table. However, Wenger reportedly refused Rosell and revealed his disappointment at the way Barcelona used media to negotiate a deal for the 23-year-old.

Barcelona wants to get the deal done for a fee less than £40 million, while the North London club reportedly wants a price in the region of £60 million.

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