Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has told Cesc Fabregas to force a move from Arsenal to the Catalan giants, and compared the current situation with his own three years ago when he wanted to join La Liga’s champions from Sevilla.
In a protracted transfer saga, the 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move back to the club where he learnt his trade, but the English side are reluctant to sell their starman. Despite this, the Brazilian feels Fabregas could do more to ensure a transfer happens.
“I understand that he doesn’t want to leave Arsenal on bad terms but I can also understand why he would force a move to Barca. Players always end up playing where they want to play and a club shouldn’t keep an unhappy player. I forced my exit from Sevilla; I saw the train passing by and I wanted to be in business class,” he told Spanish media.
Meanwhile, Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu has stated that the club are in no hurry to sign new players, and that they will take until the last day of the transfer to sign new faces if necessary.
“We have the whole summer to sign players. Right up until the last moment, things can be blocked or unblocked, so we have time. All of the deals that are being worked on by the technical secretary require patience – we are working without hurry but without delay,” he stated.
Arsene Wenger’s sign have indicated that they value the Spanish international at £35 million, a figure the European champions are yet to match.