Messi is making Fabregas a Barcelona misfit

The Spain international has struggled to find a home in the Catalans’ XI, with the influence of the Argentine and Co. leaving the former Arsenal man tactically confused.

It was a transfer centred around passion rather than desire. The triumphant homecoming of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona in the summer of 2011 concluded a protracted pursuit from the Catalan side, with the prodigal son’s return culminating Cesc’s three-year flirtation with his former home.

It was a deal that seemed destined; a player cultivated in La Masia, sent forth to pastures new, to return as one of the finest midfielders in the world.

A problem, however. Barcelona’s talent production has been unstoppable in recent years, particularly in the area of the pitch Fabregas navigates. Sergio Busquets, Xavi, and Andres Iniesta make for an enviable triumvirate. How would Cesc fit, came the cry? More than 12 months later, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the inevitable, and perhaps unwanted, riposte – he hasn’t fitted at all.

Continue reading how Cesc is being increasingly marginalised at Camp Nou.

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One Comment on “Messi is making Fabregas a Barcelona misfit”

  1. Omer September 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    A big thank you to Humaid Abdul Aziz for the article

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