By Chris Wright.
Good game, good game!
The folks over at The Sunday Mirror are reporting that Arsenal will attempt to quash any interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid by offering ‘Cesc Fabregas a bumper £30 million (£120,000-a-week) contract.
Fabregas still has three years left to run on his current deal at The Emirates but Arsenal are hoping that, by making the 22-year-old the highest-earning player in the club’s history, any potential return to Spain will be delayed until 2015 at the earliest.
In my opinion, if such a deal materialises then it would have to be regarded as the most sensible £30 million that Arsenal are ever likely to spend. If Fabregas were to leave the club, just think of the money they’d have to spend – whether by signing a stellar ‘ready-made’, or in years of youth development – to find a suitable replacement for their inspirational captain (and best player by a country mile).
What do you reckon Gooners? £30 million in return for five more years of Fabregas’ services sounds like a bargain to me!