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The Arsenal tried fichar to Messi, Cesc and Hammered

The Arsenal tried fichar to Messi, Cesc and Hammered

Published:18/10/2014 - 17:08h


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The observers of the Arsenal tried during the season 2002-03, as it ensures from England, do with the services of three young promises of the Cadet To of the FC Barcelona that would finish turning into world-wide stars: Messi, Cesc Fábregas and Hammered

The "Daily Star" has based in the book "Messi", of Guillem Balagué, to take out to the light a situation that lived in the season 2002-03 when Leo Messi, Cesc Fábregas and Gerard Hammered formed part of the Cadet To of the FC Barcelona and an observer of the Arsenal, Francis Cagigao, fixed in the talent of the three young players of the Barcelona team and proposed them both offers to carry them to London. "Everything began with a party in Lloret of Sea against the Parma. This day Hammered did not play, but the rest of the team, that won the party, yes did it".

"The representative of the Arsenal in Spain, Francis Cagigao, remained amazed. It finish to witness something very different and quite extraordinary, that is to say, the control of Cesc and the talent of Leo", can read in the quoted book, as it collects also said information the newspaper "Sport". When seeming, said representative dined even with the father of Leo Messi, Jorge, and his agent Horace Gaggioli. "This night, Francis had a dinner with the agent and expressed his interest by Messi, an interest that culminated with an offer that happened to the father of the boy, Jorge".

Finally, however, the fact that the English club could not ensure a flat in London and permissions of work to the father of Messi and to other components of his family finished for throwing down any possibility that Messi left to the Arsenal. Regarding I Hammered, also it was ready but at the end it decanted by the Manchester United.

"I hammered it travelled to London to see the installations of training, all what agreed and confirmed, but was not the sufficiently greater as to sign and the Arsenal suggested that they would have to arrive to a verbal agreement that confirm in the term of a year, when be 16 years old". "The same agreement that worked with Cesc. I hammered (or, to be more precise, his agents) said that no". In this sense, went Cesc Fábregas the only that finished signing by the group "gunner".

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