Fabregas To United? Get Real, Here’s Why It’s NEVER Going To Happen!

By on July 19, 2013

So Manchester United and their fans seem to think they have a realistic chance of luring Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League from Barcelona this summer.

The champions are said to have tabled an opening offer of around £25m and David Moyes said earlier today that he hoped to hear within a day or so how things were progressing.

I’ve never taken their move for Fabregas seriously as I don’t think they have a cat in hells chance of signing him. Why am I so confident? Here’s why:

For starters, here’s what Fabregas said back in December 2011:

‘Apart from Arsenal and Barcelona, I don’t see myself playing anywhere else,’ he told Sky Sports News.

‘I will definitely be going back (to Arsenal) whenever I have time to watch games and to see the guys, and you never know in the future, why not?

‘I hope I will stay here for a very long time, and maybe even retire him, but why not? In life, you can never say never, and if there is one place to go back to, it is Arsenal for sure.’

Quite clear-cut wouldn’t you say. Now before you throw RVP’s name at me, Fabregas and Van Persie are very different people at different stages of their careers. Robin left Arsenal at 29 because he was desperate for medals before he retired. Cesc still has 6+ years left in him, has won 7 trophies already at Barca (as well as numerous with Spain) and he ACTUALLY does love Arsenal, unlike the Dutch fraud.

Arsene Wenger confirmed this week that we have a buy-back clause written into Fabregas’ contract. The precise details of the clause are open to conjecture, but the mainstream view appears to be that we have first option to buy him should Barca decide to sell, and we can do so at a fixed fee of £25m. Furthermore, we also have a 50% sell-on clause, so if we turn down the chance to re-sign him (we wouldn’t), we’d take 50% of any fee above the £30m Barca paid us two years ago.

The boss also confirmed that Fabregas had decided to remain at the Nou Camp for another season.

 “At the moment, Fabregas has decided to stay one more year at Barcelona.

“We have the clause in the contract so we would be on alert but at the moment that’s not something we’re after. Wenger is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Wenger still keeps in regular contact with his former skipper so I think he’d be one of the first to know if the midfielder had decided he wants a move, particularly given the fact we have first refusal to buy him.

Now I’m not saying Cesc is going to join Arsenal either. In fact I don’t think he’ll leave Barcelona at all this summer, an boss Tito Vilanova claimed earlier this week that Fabregas had informed him he’s happy at the club:

“It’s normal to receive offers for our players from other teams. We have very good players, and we have to be very happy to have Cesc with us.

“I am conscious that he has received offers for other teams, but I had a conversation with him and he let me know that we wanted to stay here, and his dream is to be successful here.

“So he is not thinking about any other club, not even for money or for minutes, even if he knows all the competition he has here with Xavi, Iniesta and also this year against Sergi and Roberto, but he told me that his dream is to be here. I’m not worried at all.”

This is what makes United’s bid so intriguing. They’ve made a bid. We have first option. Therefore Barca would have to inform us once a bid comes in to see if we’re interested in activating our clause. Arsene hinted that we’d be on the case if Cesc wanted out, so it’s highly unlikely we’d pass up the opportunity to re-sign him, so I really don’t see where this United interest is going.

If this wasn’t enough, Barcelona vice president Josep Bartomeu has just come out today and stated that the club have no intention of selling Cesc:

“Barcelona can assure [fans] we won’t listen to any offers for Cesc (Fabregas). It is totally ruled out, he’s not for sale.” Bartomeu is quoted as saying by the Independent

Arsenal are in the box seat if Fabregas is going to leave; we have the money to compete with United now in terms of wages, etc, both his former boss and current boss claim he’s not looking for a move, Barcelona have categorically stated he’s not for sale and the player would only leave Barca for us anyway.

So why all the fuss about Fabregas joining United….it ain’t gonna happen!

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  1. karl

    July 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Why is man utd’s transfer business anything to do with you?

    • Jules

      July 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Why can’t you spell Carl properly?

    • oh, look a red idiot!

      July 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      We have a clause in his contract, which makes this transfer as important to arsenal as much as it is to you red muppets.

      tell me, are all united fans this dumb?

      • fle

        July 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

        they need to be this dumb to be a manure fan

      • Quis

        July 20, 2013 at 5:04 am

        You may have a buy back clause but the player still has the option to refuse. Maybe he doesn’t want to go back to Arsenal and put up with all the shit he had put up with before. Maybe he’s grown up and understands that Arsenal are second raters.

    • GooneRed

      July 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Maye its because Arsenal gave him his big break and he became a star for us and we’d love him back.
      whereas Utd are just doing what they always do – buying big stars that other clubs (in this case Barca, then us, then barca again) put all the effort in because Utd can’t make their own talent.

      You cant be taken seriously anyway. 99.99% of united fans are glory hunters. So statistically your going to be one.

    • olayemi

      July 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      sir,it concerns us cos he is still our asset.

  2. Fizzer

    July 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    How many European cups will he win with arsenal, not many i suspect.

    • andy smith

      July 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Spot on buddy

    • dot

      July 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Have you forgtten your imcubent manager doesn’t even have champions league experience as a player or manager?

  3. Sam

    July 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    As the name suggests Ignorance, he doesn’t get it!!!!

  4. We will never die

    July 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    And has barca rejected any offer yet? The vice president’s statement is just to reduce fans’ tension…. They said same thing abt thiago….. Now get it to ur skull….. Barca will sell fabregas for the right offer….. And the buy back clause can only be activated if they av an offer they can make profit from…… Watch out!!!! He’ll be a united player before august

    • Legoon

      July 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      No chance mug

    • Declan

      July 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      To break even, he’ll have to be sold for £60 million. Plus he has a £200 million buy-out clause on his contract. He will boss the midfield at barca in the next 3 years. Keep dreaming though by all means :)

  5. bluemoon70

    July 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    United is getting frantic. Money bags City and money bags Chelsea are the only big PL clubs making moves this summer. And Arsenal is, well…Arsenal.

    • andy smith

      July 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Frantic? Just because its in a newspaper doesn’t make it fact. It may seem frantic compared to SAFs way of dealing behind the scenes but how many bids have actually been made?

  6. andy smoth

    July 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hahahaha! You’re funny! A top 4 finish is all you can offer and that’s if your season goes well, get real mate, why the hell would Fabregas ever want to go back to you, he’s just being polite

    • Afc

      July 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Ye so cesc has played under greats like wenger and pep, why n gods name will he got to a David moyes club, arsenal are in a different state now son we got bags of cash about 100million we will be at the top come may. Just sit back relax.. It’s coming

      • Ignorance

        July 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        Are you seriously for real??

    • Legoon

      July 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Andy your a mug monkey

  7. immaculate

    July 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    United fans are deluded to say the least. It seem that your miserable coach with no pedigree no know what he wants. United this season will fight for 4th position it is getting clearer that United will struggle next season. Rooney will join Chelsea or Arsenal. Please look for realistic target like Modric

    • Ignorance

      July 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Heard the same thing last season m8.. easy to talk tough in preseason when your team isnt playing, isnt it?

      • oh, look a red idiot!

        July 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        lucus moura, eden hazard thiago alcantara…lol..united fans!

        • Ignorance

          July 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          RVP..7 seasons..5 Premiership Titles.. 8-2..Champions League finals.. your cheap shot about signing players is pathetic.. MUFC fans have facts, you have deluded opions

  8. fle

    July 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    you manure morons know why this wont happen? it’s not because of the buy-back clause, it’s not because of the 50% yadda yadda, it’s not because Cesc will only sign for Arsenal. It’s because no football player in their right mind would want to play under Gollum. How many trophies has he won in his career? How good is he at man management? How successful is he against the top clubs season after season?
    Dream on about “Manure can attract the best in the world because of our history”. your team is the next Loserpool. Deal with it

    • Ignorance

      July 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      You may of had a valid point if Arsene had came close to winning anything recently, you’re basically a pauper laughing at a rich guy.

      • GooneRed

        July 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        or a proper fan of a propr club laughing at a glory hunter of a soulless corporation…

  9. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    this arsenal fans are so dumb…. Barca wil neva come ot and say is 4 sale but they wil eventually sell. And talking abt achievement moyes is far beta looking at arsenal position wit a average everton moyes as done well

  10. Sadman

    July 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    It’s part of a plan – they get Cesc and we get Roon.

  11. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    wat if man utd bid £50m wil barca b dat stupid to rufuse wen they knw they might nt get dat much 4 him in coming yrs…and talking abt arsenal buy back clause and first option makes no sense,bcus arsenal are claiming to have a fixed clause of £25m to buy him bak

    • dot

      July 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      apparently you don’t know the meaning of “buy back clause”

  12. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    if man utd bid £40m wil barca want to sell 4 dat fixed price?…i dought it

  13. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    mark my word…barca are gona sell dis guy to man utd

    • GooneRed

      July 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      id love to mark your face with a baseball bat :)

  14. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    arsenal fans are so dumb infact ur guys are bunch of critins… Sleep and keep dreaming on clauses that are useless… Are u guys deaf! Moyes have “unlimited budjet” whc means he can pay any amount barcelona ask for

    • GooneRed

      July 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah and you can bit 100m. barca then have to notify us and we can activate the clause and they have to accept the 25m in that clause numbskull.

      Then its up to Cesc

  15. hitzwood

    July 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    £25m?when man utd wil gv them more…u guys gat 2 b realy funny

  16. Joe

    July 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    This is what we call ‘football’ peeps!!! anything can happen anytime…
    accept that,all arsenal fans..
    AND stop wandering in your bucket of water…
    just jump out of it and YOU gonna all be astonished..it’s very different out there…
    anyone can change their mind,ANYONE!!!!

  17. Caspa

    July 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Haha haha haha. Man Utd Fans. Haha haha haha. You really think anyone but baines and fellaini will be exited to play under Moyes? Haha haha haha. Wait for Fabregas, I’m sure he can’t wait to play with Cleverly, Welbeck and Carrick who are all that will be left in the next 2 seasons when RvP is old and worn out. Haha again

  18. hitzwood

    July 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

    whc world class player can a trophyless arsenal attract to emirate u guys are all bunch of idiot..lunatic fools

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  20. Afc

    July 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Man U fans are a bunch of little pricks. That is all.

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  22. AY

    July 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    all you assnal fans here are just fools,you think Utd would make all these efforts if they arent getting any encouragement from cesc’s camp? you overratr players’ loyalty,we are ready to double his salary,we NEED him unlike assnal that just wants him so he wouldnt fall into the hands of a rival,he spent almost ten years in your club and didnt win a single epl title…and to that scum that says one has to be a fool to suport Utd,i laugh in spanish,in the past 7yrs,the lowest we’ve finished is 2nd & we’ve won the epl 5times,assnal hasnt won a major trophy in 8yrs,now tell me who is more foolish and whatever you say about moyes,guardiola never won a title as a manager before he started coaching,well am sure even dumbasses like you know the end story,moyes is coaching the current epl champs,thats class haters! its pretty obvious y’all are scared it could happen,if not you all wont be here saying all these trash

  23. AY

    July 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

    rooney will join chelsea,hahahahahah…why dont you go savk moyed and accept chelsea’s bid yourself? or if that doesnt work,you can help kidnap him & drag him to stamford bridge numbskull

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