Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fabregas to leave Arsenal for Chelsea?

Roman Abramovich is planning a big money move to bring Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea.
The billionaire has plans to hijack Barcelona's summer bid to bring the Arsenal captain back to Spain, according to reports in the Sun.
Further reports indicate that the Blues see Fabregas as the perfect partner for Frank Lampard in their midfield, and Abramovich has sanctioned a £50 million bid in order to lure him over from Arsenal.
This could just be the opening bid, as Arsene Wenger has slapped on a £60 million price-tag, which would not be too far a stretch for Chelsea's owner.
It could be harder to persuade the player himself, as he is keen to return home to play with his childhood friends at home in Catalunya.
Fabregas said to the Sun that returning to Barcelona to play for his idol Pep Guardiola and alongside the world's greatest players like Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi is what he seeks, but although the La Liga giants do want him, there are doubts they can afford to outbid Chelsea.
Although most Arsenal fans would consider the move impossible, it is interesting to note that Liverpool fans would have not imagined Fernando Torres in a Chelsea shirt a mere month ago.

Roman Abramovich clearly does not understand that there players who value their club over other things.
Agreed that Fabregas wanted to depart for Catalonia but that was mainly beacuse of his desire to play for his boy-hood club.He has reiterated time and again that the only club he'll ever play for after Arsenal is Barcelona.
Moreover Arsenal boss has always insisted that their captain is NOT for sale. And if a transfer does happen the Spanish outfit will have to pay a hefty sum.
The Russian Czar is deluded in believing that he can buy Fabregas for 50-60million pounds.But in reality Arsenal is way better off than Chelsea financially so the question selling him for money does not arise.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Fernando torres saga..

When the January transfer window opened nobody in the whole of Merseyside would have expected Liverpool F.C’s star striker Fernando torres to make a switch, let alone join a rival team. Agreed Liverpool were going through a rough phase but under there new manager Kenny danglish things certainly looked to be improving.

Chelsea first made a 35million pound bid for El-Nino only to be rejected outright. Kenny danglish himself came forward and rubbished all claims regarding the striker’s sale to the blues insisting that the player would not be sold any price.

But what shocked the football community and LFC fans in particular was torres himself requesting a transfer from the club. After his first appeal was turned down Chelsea made a renewed offer worth 50million pounds, an amount UN heard of in English football. The result led to torres being sold to Chelsea and Liverpool securing the services of Newcastle wonder boy Andy Carrol and Ajax captain Luis Suarez with the money.
The transfer of Torres to the west London club is said to be the brain child of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

With LFC supporters feeling hurt by what is bring called as an act of betrayal on the part of Torres, Chelsea fans are relishing the prospect of making their front-line all the more lethal with the addition of torres and the likes of Drogba, Maloda and Anelka already present.

The timing of this transfer has made it all the more interesting with the switch looking like the Spaniard was trying to abandon ship.More than the transfer itself the comments made by Fernando Torres after making a move were clearly unwarranted and distasteful.The forward claimed that he wanted to join a club that plays at the top level and that he had clearly made up his mind 18months before when Xabi Alonso left and the club was on a down swing. 

Whether Fernando torres will be able to justify the hefty price paid by his new owners is a question only time will tell...