Every other week there’s another Cesc story in the media. For the most part it’s stories linking Arsenal’s talismanic no. 4 to his boyhood club, FC Barcelona.
It’s quite amazing that I’ve written almost an entire paragraph without adding any substantial information regarding this matter.
But according to the latest news emanating from Catalunya (where else?), Cesc Fabgregas is on his way to Barcelona.
I assume Arsenal didn’t get the memo that Cesc Fabregas is Barcelona’s player. Perhaps Cesc Fabregas himself is kind of busy not talking about it. Instead he uses his Barca mouthpieces…you know, the guys who prevent him from breaking into Spain’s starting 11, Xavi and Iniesta.
If you ask me, Cesc is not even the most influential midfielder at Arsenal; that’s Jack Wilshere. Paying some €50 million for someone who can’t even pull a Fernando Torres and hand in a transfer request?
One can slam, condemn and outright despise Fernando Torres for the manner in which he left Liverpool BUT Chelsea FC’s new no. 9 manned up when he made his intentions known.
El Nino was on his way to become a certified Kop legend, if he wasn’t already, yet he still chose to leave for the brighter prospects Chelsea offered him in terms of sporting success AND a hefty pay-rise.
So where does that leave Cesc Fabregas and his profound love for both Arsenal and Barcelona? In La La Land.
Cesc situation mirrors Kristen Stewart’s character in the Twilight franchise where she is torn apart between her feelings for Edward and Jake.
Yeah, I could’ve picked a million and one more appropriate pop culture references but I think this one pretty much nails it. Although I have to admit that Bella from the Twilight films is slightly more straightforward than Cesc.
Bella 1 Cesc 0
Unless Cesc Fabregas makes a definitive statement, I assume we’ll be treated to many more “Cesc comes home” stories until….well, until he is finally a Barca player.
One cannot be universally adored and loved by every club and its supporters, not even Fabregas.
Question: If you are in a healthy and committed relationship, how would your girlfriend feel if you very publicly flirt with another girl?
Now, let’s take this analogy even further. How would your caring and loving girlfriend feel if you were to dump her for the next girl?
I guess that’s the part El Nino understood very well. He made up his mind, notified his employers and just left.
You’ll be hard pressed to find any kind of definitive statement from Fabregas nowadays. His (undercover) flirtation with Barcelona is even worse than Cristiano Ronaldo’s very public fling with Real Madrid.
If Cesc so desperately wants to come to Barcelona he can say so himself, the guy has a mouth after all.
Just as the internationals, be it friendlies or qualification games, are dull and boring, it is also exhaustive and extremely annoying to read or hear another Cesc-Barcelona story.
Personally, if I had a say in this matter I’d advise Pep Guardiola to spend €30 million on England’s best and brightest prospect, Jack Wilshere. Unlike Cesc, Wilshere is tough as nails and actually fights, even if it’s a lost cause. At 19 years of age, he is much more of a leader than Cesc is.
Forget Cesc, get me some Jack!
Read Part II here.
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