In what has been an on going transfer window of drama, the prodigal son Fabregas according to many major newscasters will play for Chelsea FC next year.
Cesc, who has failed to settle in to his childhood club, has apparently been confirmed to have been sold to Chelsea FC for 33 million Euros. His return to his club has been a troubled one with Fabregas failing to obtain a constant first team spot. A lot of people blame Fabregas for his inability to play up to the clubs standards but in my opinion, he never got a fair chance.
At Arsenal he was allowed a free roaming role and was always one of the first players to be put on the first team sheet. He scored many crucial goals and flourished under Arsene. His time at Barcelona was troubled with fitting into a squad who had heavy competition for the role he plays in. He also essentially played the same role as the star player of the team(Messi). Yes he is not a striker, but Messi is allowed to roam around behind the forwards a lot of the time and start up play from the back. Under the late Villanova and Tata, he had trouble playing on the field at the same time as Messi, trying eagerly not to step on his toes.
He also faced the trouble of having to come in and become a replacement for one of the greatest midfielders of all time in Xavi. Problem is Xavi plays a more central role with key deep passes and controlling the tempo. Fabregas in contrast plays a far more attacking role and is constantly all the way up the pitch.
As a Blaugrana fan I am not a fan of him playing for a rival. As a soccer supporter though, If Mourinho uses him correctly, Chelsea will become an even deadlier team next year and will definitely flourish from the young 27 year olds talents.
In related news, the added money will help fund the rumor of Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona for 20 million Euros. The Sevilla player was one of the breakout players of the year and one of the most coveted midfielders in the world at the moment. Barcelona have been heavily linked with him and Koke in the last few weeks and reports are the deal is done. Stay tuned to WorldFootie for any further developments.
–Disgruntled Sports Fan