This very astute move on the part of Fergusson couldn’t have come at a better time.
The end of last season marked the conclusion of Edwin Van der Sar’s career as the number 1 keeper for the team so the timing is perfect.
My hope though is that he would fill the big shoes left behind with cool confidence and not end up transforming into another Fabian Barthez. What the club needs now is steady brilliance between the posts and not flashes of genius.
The impending transfer of Fabregas from Arsenal to Barcelona started a while ago, probably when the boy started to display some promise in the 05/06 Champions’ League season.
Barça have regretted selling him and have made a number of attempts to buy him, with this latest off season’s bid of £35 million(source Guardian Sports) an adjustment from £27 million showing how desperate they are to grab hold of their former academy trainnee.