Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weekly Round-Up (12): Of Cesc And Men

Every week an overview of the posts from this blog is published on Barcelona news site totalBarca.

The Barcelona presidential race is shaping up to be a contest of wills, personalities and issues, and also, quite predictably, of which candidate would most credibly promise to bring back into the Barcelona fold its prodigal son and former La Masia poster boy, Francesc “Cesc” Fabregas.

In the latest media frenzy involving the Arsenal midfielder and captain, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is once again pitted against presidential candidate Sandro Rosell this time, in the race to sign Fabregas, with some reports claiming that Laporta intends to secure the player’s return before his term expires in June this year. Fabregas is said to be not aversed to the idea of returning to his boyhood club but would prefer to first resolve his situation with current employer, British club Arsenal.

The parties concerned have yet to confirm or deny the Fabregas rumour, with Sandro Rosell confining his recent media statements to an elaboration of his plans to give current Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola full responsibility over all sporting areas, including transfers and new signings.

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