Fabregas ... We Don't Need You At The Camp Nou

Tony KennyContributor IMay 22, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31:  Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal hobbles off the pitch injured to receive treatment after levelling the scores at 2-2 from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg match between Arsenal and FC Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on March 31, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Personally, I'm getting bored with Arsenal fans crying about the imminent departure of Cesc Fabregas, but I can tell you that I'm one of the Barca fans who thinks he is not worth £40-50 million or whatever the fee turns out to be.

We have more growing concerns than the signing of a player coming back from a broken leg that might not be as good as he was.

The first is our defensive situation. We need solid cover for Puyol and Pique as Chygrinsky, Millito and Marquez are not up to the task.

Lucio would be the man I'd be looking at the fill the void. He's had a fantastic season at Inter and I'd love to see him coming to Barca.

We also need cover for Dani Alves. Puyol has slotted in when the Brazilian was rested, suspended or injured, but he lacks the pace to play as a top quality right back at the highest level.

There aren't many good right backs in World football at the moment, so a short - medium term solution could be Cícero João de Cézare (Cincinho). He's not great defensively, but I suppose neither is Alves.

Cesc is a luxury player and with Iniesta and Xavi in the hub of the midfield - I don't think Fabregas is needed. Anyway, we have the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Gai Assulin and Jonathan Dos Santos (all from la masia) who can slot into the midfield three when we need to rest Xavi or Iniesta.

I'm a huge of Thiago and in my opinion he will be as good if not better than Cesc. He's been unlucky with injuries over the last few season and I think if he gets a run of games then we'll see a truly brilliant player.

Fabregas wants to come to Barca and there'll be lots of Barca fans who'll welcome him with open arms. I'm NOT one of them!

In 2003, Cesc left Barca and a lot of the board at that time said they would never resign him. He has realised that he made a mistake and that he could've been a double Champions League winner if he had stayed at the Camp Nou.

He knows that he won't win anything next season at Arsenal - and with Spurs and Man City breathing down their neck he mightn't even be playing in the Champions League during the 2012/13 season.