By Walter Broeckx
Usually Untold is not the place to find the daily big transfer rumours that are posted around the internet. And when we do it we usually get it wrong completely. That might be one reason to stay clear of it as much as possible. Even though it would invite clicks and readers. But as we are Untold we try to get you reading our articles by writing other things.
However there is a rumour doing the rounds that even would get me a bit excited. And maybe I have contributed to it, if it eventually happens. But more about my contribution later.
But for now let us just dream a bit and let us get carried away in a rather Untold way. Just to make up for the fact we have been up and down more than we would have liked in the last couple of days/weeks.
After having chased him for four years or so the people in Barcelona have discovered that even though he has the right DNA they suddenly don’t like Cesc Fabregas anymore. Not enough to keep him there. Because when he plays, there are two other players that have to play out of position and other tactical stuff that I don’t really know much about.
And so the supporters are starting to turn against him and I have even heard that on polls of who to sell first the name of Fabregas is the most mentioned. So after all he did to join his childhood club they now are rejecting him and want him out. If this is the truth then this is a fine example of the well known fact that the grass isn’t always greener in Barcelona than in London. The grass in North London is the greenest. FACT.
Now I must admit that from the first time I saw Cesc play I fell in love with him. Even now whenever I see a glimpse of Barcelona football and Cesc is on…I admit I hope he does well. I want Barcelona to lose but I want Cesc to do well. He was the only player that I ever bought a shirt with his name on. A stupid thing I will never do again. Never say never of course….
But it is this strange bond I feel with him that makes me forgive the crimes he committed in the past. As a good father I forgive my children when they do the wrong things and make mistakes. So far it has worked with my own children because hey haven’t really made big mistakes in their lives. And so I could forgive Cesc everything the moment he would sign a new deal with Arsenal.
I know it is far fetched but let us just for the fun of it try to imagine that our team stays the same and that Cesc comes back to his second home in London. Can you imagine the midfield/attacking options we would have? Cesc and Özil the two players who can give assists as if it is nothing in the same team! And both can move in to a more forward position where they also can score goals. Özil doesn’t score enough you say? Wait till next year. I feel it in my bones he will score.
So Cesc and Özil. And then around him we have Ramsey with his assists and goal scoring pedigree. I must admit that by now I have to stop for a while because I have to change my pants. And my keyboard is wet from salivating all over it. World class striker needed you said? My god, even I at my age would score 30+ goals with them around me. (Ok I admit I got carried away a bit with that last statement)
If you then add our top scorer of last season Theo Walcott with his devastating pace to the action….can you see it? Can you feel it? If you don’t mind I will finish off this article sitting on the toilets as my wife will start getting worried if I wet any more pants and she probably would want me to go to a doctor to have me checked.
And then I have even forgot to mention a clinical finisher like Podolski with his lethal left foot.
Is there any room left for Santi Cazorla then? There should be. Or for Jack Wilshere? There should be. The latter might be turned around in to a defensive midfielder a bit more. He surely has the bite to do this and I think that with getting older he might finish up in that role. And it might save his ankles a bit as he will be less targeted over there.
How many goals and assists would Giroud be able to score and provide with those players around him? And as both Özil and Cesc are around 25-26 years old they are on the top of their game. Lucky I am still on the toilet for the moment.
We have heard enough rumours about Arsenal having a first option on Cesc if he ever would leave Barcelona. And I think Wenger has once hinted that he would take him back in a heartbeat. So as a Cesc-admirer from the first minute I confess that even the thought of him coming back brings me in an unseen state of happiness.
Probably it will never happen. But then again. Never say never.
Oh I almost forgot. My own contribution. The last time I spent my summer holidays in Catalonia was the summer before Cesc. I then vowed that if they got him back I would never go back to Catalonia as long as he was there. I stayed faithful to my promise. Even this year I will not go there but will only go to the south of France. As long as Cesc is there you will not get my money. And with the big crisis in Spain and Catalonia they maybe are thinking: hey let us sell Cesc back to Arsenal and then maybe Walter will come back and spend his money over here.
And maybe even Tony has something to do with this. As he has been there during the last season if I still remember it correct. [Blimey Walter, what a memory – yes I went to see the architecture – Tony] Maybe he has been doing the first talks on behalf of Arsenal with Barcelona? [But sorry = nope]
So there you have it. My dream transfer of this summer. But as I have had many dreams that never came true, I fear this one will also stay what it usually is: a dream. A nice dream I must say. But not one to dream about at night. As my wife will not find it amusing to have to change the sheets at night. Neither would I to be honest. So let me keep it as a day dream. A nice day dream.
Still, you never know…