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Top 5 Tranfers 2011 Hottest Summer Signings!

Contents Pages 1-2: Cesc Fabregas Page 3: Sergio Aguero Page 4: Samir Nasri Page 5: Alexis Sanchez Page 6: Arturo Vidal Page 7: Bibliography

Cesc It may have been the most tedious of transfer sagas but there can be little doubting the impact that Fabregas’ move will have on both Barcelona and Arsenal. A tactical reshuffle seems likely at Camp Nou and the 24-year-old is the reason for it. With perfection having seemingly been reached by Pep Guardiola last season, it speaks volumes that he’s willing to fix what isn’t broken by adding the Spain international. Fact file: Birth Date: 04/05/1987 Area of Birth: Arenys de Mar, Spain From: Arsenal To: FC Barcelona Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Playing position: Central midfielder/Central defensive midfileder

€35 million

Fabregas Fàbregas started his career as a trainee with Barcelona but was signed by Premier League side Arsenal in September 2003 at the age of 16. Following injuries to key midfielders in the 2004–05 season, he went on to establish himself as Arsenal’s starting central midfielder, playmaker, and captain.

He broke several of the club’s records in the process, earning a reputation as one of the best young players for his position. In the Final itself, Fàbregas set up the extra-time winner for Iniesta to win Spain the World Cup for the first time in their history.

Sergio Aguero The former Atletico Madrid man had been earmarked as the replacement for the unsettled Carlos Tevez but ‘Kun’ has the ability to far surpass the achievements of his compatriot at Eastlands. Strong, fast and deadly in front of goal, the explosive star looks set to take the Premier League by storm in 2011-12 and beyond. On 5 July 2003, he became the youngest player to debut in the Argentine First Division at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976. Diego Maradona would later become Agüero’s father-in-law by virtue of Agüero’s marriage to Maradona’s daughter, Giannina.

Fact file: Birth date: 02/06/1988 From: Atletico Madrid To: Manchester City

€38 million

Samir Nasri Having swiftly followed Cesc Fabregas out of the Emirates, Samir Nasri is a signifier of the power shift currently taking place in the Premier League by joining Roberto Mancini’s men. Clearly believing that the Eastlands outfit have the ability to chase silverware, the Frenchman could prove pivotal to his new side’s title aspirations. Nasri is known for his technical ability, creativity, pace, and ability to read the game. Of Algerian heritage, he is described as a player whose “vision and imagination make him an unpredictable opponent.” His playing style, ability, and cultural background have drawn comparisons to French legend Zinedine Zidane. Fact file: Birth date: 26/06/1987 From: Arsenal To: Manchester City

€25 million

Alexis Sanchez Shortly after joining the European champions, the Chile international declared that he hopes to one day be as good as new team-mate Lionel Messi. Sanchez may have some way to go yet, but one thing is for certain, La Liga has itself yet another superstar in this explosive 22-year old. SĂĄnchez began his career as a youth player for Cobreloa in 2003, aged 15, for then be promoted to the first adult team, two years later. His precocious talent caught the attention of Udinese, team of the Italian Serie A, and signed the 17-year-old for US$3million in May 2006, but was immediately loaned out to Colo-Colo, and then River Plate where he was able to mature in less physically demanding confines than the Italian first division.

Fact file: Birth date: 19/12/1988 From: Udinese To: FC Barcelona

â‚Ź26 million

Arturo Vidal The former Colo Colo man arrives in Turin on the back of four superb years in the Bundesliga. Having personified consistency in Germany, the 24-year-old will be looking to prove himself as one of, if not the leading, defensive midfielder in Europe on joining Juventus. Chilean footballer who plays as defensive midfielder for Juventus and Chile. Although usually deployed as a defensive midfielder, Vidal is a versatile box-to-box midfielder capable of playing in a more attacking role as well.

â‚Ź10.5 million

Fact file: Birth date: 22/56/1987 From: Bayer Leverkusen To: Juventus


Top 5 Football Transfers  

The top five football transfers of the 2010/2011 season.