The major football transfer news this week has been the proposed move of Cesc Fabregas from current club Arsenal to Barcelona. If Fabregas moves to the club with whom he started his career he will be able to line up alongside the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, or maybe he will actually be a sub for when these players are not available.
Since his move to Arsenal Fabregas has developed into a world class player and in recent years he has also added the one thing that was missing to his game – goals. He was Arsenal’s top goalscorer this season and is also their captain so if he does move (the bookies have him long odds on to go to Barcelona) then he will leave a massive void at the Emirates.
He will be moving to the best club side in the world but there will be no guarantees he will get into the team, he is not the ball winner that Yaya Toure is and he is still probably not in the same class as the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, he certainly isn’t going to replace the world’s best player Lionel Messi. That leaves the question mark about how he will fit in at Barcelona and it appears that Barcelona have already signed the player that will really make the difference.
Barcelona this week completed their transfer of Valencia striker David Villa for a comparatively cheap 40m Euros. Villa is currently the best finisher in the world and he simply guarantees goals. Barcelona also play the perfect system for him and he could set all sorts of new scoring records next season, but in the mean time he has the World Cup to think about, he is currently the hot favourite in the World Cup Golden Boot Odds and is expected to be lifting the World Cup this summer with the Spain World Cup Odds making them favourites for the World Cup 2010. Interestingly Fabregas could spend plenty of time this summer warming the bench for Spain, a position he may have to get used to.