Sandro Rosell: Barcelona are not disposed to pay €50m for Cesc Fabregas
Written by Renzo on March 28, 2011 4:45
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell revealed the Spanish giants will not pay an “exorbitant” fee for Cesc Fabregas during this summer’s transfer market window.
Speaking to Catalan’s Sport, the president explained that manager Pep Guardiola still wants the player at the club but how they will not offer more than the €40m already offered last summer. Rosell also added that the Catalans are ready to sit down and discuss the transfer of the 23-year old but if they fail to land him they will shift their focus on other, more realistic targets.
Asked about the relationship between the two clubs, the president explained Barcelona are not happy with the way Arsenal signed Jon Toral from their youth academy, describing Arsenal’s capture for a fee reportedly worth about £296,000 as “a little immoral”.
On signing Cesc Fabregas in the summer, Rosell said:
Barca are not disposed to pay €50m for Cesc Fabregas next summer. That is decided and, although Guardiola demands this player, we will not pay this amount.
It is impossible due to a simple reason. In football, prices are reduced each year and, if we offered Arsenal €40m for Cesc last summer, €50m is now impossible.
If the coach demands Cesc we will negotiate with the Gunners, but at a correct limit and without madness and, if the operation is not possible, we will wait for other opportunities.
Our relationship with Arsenal is not good. The Toral issue has not pleased us. The future of Cesc is in his hands and we could only negotiate with Arsenal if Guardiola insists. Only with any sale is it possible to increase the money for the negotiations.