It was the transfer story that dominated the summer along with those of Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale.
Suarez could not have been much clearer in an interview with The Guardian that he wished to leave Liverpool, with Arsenal the most likely destination. Bale’s inevitable move to Real Madrid is still ongoing. But of the triumvirate of big stories related to the English Premier League, it appears that the one surrounding Cesc Fabregas is the one that had the least foundation.
The amount of coverage given to the story might appear to contradict that, but realistically, it doesn’t. Throughout the whole affair, the Spanish midfielder said very little on the matter and effectively sat in the wings as the story played itself out.
But the ex-Arsenal player has broken his silence on the matter, telling TVE show Esport Club: “I have never said that I could go, nor have I talked to the president or the coach about it. What I don’t know is how this can be said to be true just because some journalist wrote it on Twitter. My dream is to stay here and succeed.”
On his future at the La Liga champions, Fabregas said, “I have a great desire to achieve even more and I am committed to this club and proud to be here.”
The Manchester United staff will have accepted the position by now you would think, but it must be thought that a lot of effort and time could have been saved if the player had of made similar comments earlier in the summer, thus ruling out the possibility of a switch to the Premier league side and allowing manager David Moyes to focus on other targets.
Moyes, despite pursuing Everton duo, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines – much to the annoyance of his former employers, has said in recent days that he could well see out the transfer window without making any of the signings he had desired.
The Reds boss said, “There is a possibility we won’t sign anyone. We have targeted certain quality players so we will see. There is a need for me to sign players. But there’s no pressure. If the right players are available then great. If not then we will encourage our own young players.”
Moyes has had a solid start to the Premier League with a comfortable win over Swansea aswell as a tight drawn encounter with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. And one player he can appear to definitely rule out for the remainder of the season, is the signing of Fabregas.