It was announced earlier today that Barcelona had agreed a £34 million fee with Valencia for striker David Villa to move to the Camp Nou. The Spanish striker will be officially unveiled as a Barcelona player at a press conference on Friday.
With Villa now all but signed, Barca will now focus their attentions towards the Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. It was reported yesterday that Fabregas had informed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of his desire to leave the Emirates this summer and re-join the club where it all began for him.
This led to bookmakers slashing the odds on Fabregas to be a Barcelona player next season, with one bookie making him a 1/8 shot to move to the Catalan giants before the close of this summer’s transfer window. It would appear that the only thing which may prevent Fabregas from becoming a Barcelona player is the transfer fee.
Several papers have reported this morning that the Gunners will not accept anything less than £50 million for their club captain but at the moment Barca are only offering £30 million and Yaya Toure according to reports. Anyway, for what it’s worth, I would be shocked to see Fabregas still wearing the red and white of Arsenal next season.
You would think that Barca would be satisfied with signing both Villa and Fabregas. It would appear not. Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is also on their summer shopping list with one paper claiming that Barca will make an amazing £70 million bid for him in the coming weeks.
To be honest, I can’t see Barca bidding £70 million for Torres, considering the fact they are already spending upwards of £70 million to bring Villa and Fabregas to the Camp Nou, but I can definitely see them making some sort of bid. Maybe something like, £35 million and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. There is no doubt that Liverpool could do with some cash but with Torres being their best player, I can’t imagine they are too keen to let him go.
Could you imagine how unbelievably good Barca would be next season if Villa, Fabregas and Torres were in the team. They are already an exceptional team as it is but adding the likes of Villa, Fabregas and Torres could only make them better. As always, we want to hear what you have to say. Share your opinion on the matter by simply leaving a comment below.