Often considered the worlds greatest substitute with his performances for the successful Spanish national side and more recently the majestic Barcelona FC, Cesc Fabregas has shown throughout his career that he is a leader and can win games alone.

With all this transfer talk surrounding him it would be a smart move by either the Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova to publically announce that Fabregas is not for sale and is an integral part of this Barca team. 

Since his return to the Camp Nou, the 26-year-old midfielder has struggled to recreate the iconic profile he had Arsenal but has still insisted that the Nou Camp is where his future lies.

There could be many factors as to why the one time winner of the Young PFA Player of Year has not quite taken off at Barcelona. First of all there is a trio of fan favourites established as the faces of Barca, consisting of Lionel Messi, Andrea Iniesta and Xavi. 

On the bright side Cesc has managed to be Barcelona's runner up and third highest top scorer in his debut return seasons. 

He is also renowned as a great false no.9 and does a great job in that position, becoming the first Spaniard to score a hat-trick for the Spanish league holders since Luis Garcia in 2001. 

A formation which integrates Messi, Cesc, Neymar & Iniesta could be devastating for any defence whilst an ageing Xavi should also give space for Cesc to shine as we know he can. 

As we've seen previously for Arsenal and now are witnessing with Spain, once Cesc is a vital part of a first XI the team fails to function properly without him. His runs from deep and vision for a killer ball is what makes him one of the greatest all round attacking midfielders in world football and Barcelona would be sorry to lose him.

Let's hope to see the best of Fabregas in the upcoming season and watch him lead Spain to another World Cup win.

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