13 March 2012

Cesc, on the podium of the best debuts with Barça

It is, for now, the third best signing of the decade with 15 goals and 17 assists behind Eto'o and Ronaldinho.


"As if he had never been to the Premier League." Cesc Fabregas statistics are agreeing with those who have used this phrase often to explain his first year at Barça.

With the assistance Santander Messi, the Arenys has been on the podium of the signings of Barça in this decade more productive and efficient in their debut. Posted 15 goals and 16 assists in 47 official matches so far.

A magnificent performance that equals that Ibra and is poised to catch Ronaldinho and Eto'o, second and first respectively.

Since the 2000-2001 season, Barça has signed 59 players with an investment of more than 750 million euros. Cesc was the last. Arsenal came and took 34 more six in incentives.

The investment has paid off at the first hurdle. Those 15 goals puts him just four of his best year with Wenger but score, but comes into its functions, is not his specialty. Where else stands out, no doubt, is in the final pass.

A resource that is exploiting a barbarous manner, especially in these last 10 games. He has attended seven (in the two matches against Valencia in the Copa, Osasuna, in the two against Bayer, Atleti and Santander). Total, which is second with 17 assists and Messi ahead with 21.

Cesc can become the best. He still has at least 15 games to play: the Cup final, the 12 days of Liga and Champions quarterfinal round.

Enough to leave behind records in the 2004-2005 season Eto'o, Ronaldinho in the 2003-2004, 2009-2010 and Ibra in Villa (2010-2011). The 'Guaje' had 23 goals and added 7 assists. For the squad there has been no adjustment process. (via MD)