Whilst we in the Football Transfer Tavern and indeed the footballing world have been left saddened by the news that Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has been forced to step down to continue his fight against cancer, The Sun have made a rather interesting point.
The publication now point to the obvious hurt and uncertainty in the Barcelona camp and have questioned if this would be a factor in helping Manchester United to chase Cesc Fabregas.
The midfielder claimed that he was ready to stay at the Camp Nou and Barcelona themselves noted that he wasn’t for sale, meaning that David Moyes was left reeling and potentially looking at other targets.
Now given a new manager will have to be appointed, this leaves Fabregas’ future in limbo somewhat, and as we all know, new managers may well not like a player and look to get rid of them – or even use them to raise funds for another transfer target. Of course it could work in the other way entirely and keep Fabregas at the club and bond the squad together even more.
United have already made an initial offer for Fabregas that they have seen rejected and chief executive Ed Woodward has been locked in negotiations over a £30 million move to Old Trafford. As we know, Arsene Wenger has a buy back option for the player but seems to be focusing on bringing Luis Suarez to the Emirates Stadium.