No Respect Means No Cesc Fabregas

Ali HContributor IJuly 2, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on March 6, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Barcelona only has themselves to blame for the transfer attempt of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, which will either fail or be successful at a ridiculously inflated price.

The mentality or strategy that they have adopted to help make this transfer happen is to cause self doubt in the 23-year-old’s mind of where he would like to play football next season. This is currently being done by the ever reliable Spanish media (along with the club) who continue to print articles stating that Cesc wants to leave Arsenal in pursuit of trophies and highlighting Arsenal’s inability to win trophies.

But it appears what they forget whilst making this pursuit extremely public is that you already have the player on board.  Pressuring Arsenal and showing the lack of respect that they have been in such a public manner is not going to help your cause one bit; in fact, it'll have the reverse effect.

You have to remember Arsenal are amongst one of best financially run clubs in the world. This means that money doesn’t mean anything to them, especially when you are talking about one of the best midfielders in the world and the club's captain. This is not the same as the David Villa transfer because Arsenal are not Valencia, who are desperately in need of money. Instead they should have engaged Arsenal in a very private forum to discuss Fabregas’s transfer, instead of this classless & disrespectful style of approach that they have adopted.

Also it doesn’t help when you have Spanish internationals like Fernando Torres making statements like “The EPL is better then La Liga.” David Silva signed with Man City along with Yaya Toure & Daniel Alves following the series of world class players leaving the Spanish league in pursuit of football in the Premier League. Attempting to sign Ozil from Werder Bremen, is not going to give comfort to Cesc if he wants to make the move to Barcelona.