Samir Nasri has been heavily reported to leave for one of the Manchester clubs and with a Barcelona delegation team being deployed to London, Fabregas is also expected to make a return to his childhood club.
Following such public displays over the two transfer sagas Wenger has added fuel to the fire by suggesting the need of a tapping-up review, commenting on the suggestion that Nasri was tapped-up by saying: “I would like to return the question to you. What do you think?
“We live in a realistic world. I do not want to assess what I cannot prove.
“I know how things happen. It doesn’t necessarily go through the player or the agent but I think it is a rule that has to be reviewed. It’s not really respected.”
The move comes about after practically the whole Barcelona squad publically spoke about Fabregas’ and his desire to go back to the Nou Camp, Mancini publically stated his intentions to sign Nasri from Arsenal this transfer window and Evra stating that he has been peppering Nasri to come to Manchester United all summer.
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To be honest, all the public remarks over these two players has been ridiculous and blown-up way out of proportion. But still I feel there is no doubt Sir Alex has had a word with Evra about peppering Nasri, Mancini has got a number with a lot of zeros on the end of it delivered to Nasri and the Barcelona squad has had direct words with Fabregas about how much he is wanted at Barcelona.
Tapping-up is definitely unavoidable to an extent, but the way in which particulary City and Barcelona have gone about the whole transfer ordeal in the eye of the public is absolutely disgraceful and makes football laughable as a professional sport. Is it not a game defined by lollipops and rainbows, but professional contracts and significant sums of money where certain conventions should be followed and not ignored. What do you think? Do you feel City and Barcelona have crossed the line? Feel free to leave a comment below.