It seems Barcelona has pissed away any slight chances they had of signing Arsenal Spanish starlet Cesc Fabregas, by essentially rating him as an equivalent of a left-over meal.
It's not a secret that Barcelona had been a long time admirers of their former youth product, but the exact value they place on him say little about there desperation to have him. It's one thing to be courted all summer and quite another thing when your former club values you as a standby in case someone they really want fails to come through.
Laporta said about Fabregas, "Ribery was a player we were interested in at a logical price but Bayern don't want to sell, If they are interested in selling, we are interested in buying, but if not, then we will look to Fabregas."
Mmm...Are you listening Cesc?
Now its quite clear that Cesc is not exactly the hottest property in demand in Nou Camp, despite what the likes of Messi and Henry might say. Which begs the question, would Fabregas, then be prepared to bought as a poor imitation of player they never really wanted?
Whatever chances they had of luring their former youth product, Laporta has ruined it. Which is just as well, seeing Arsenal are desperate to hang on to their talisman.