Cesc odds-on to kiss Barca badge
Cesc Fabregas odds-on to kiss Barcelona badge on debut after leaving Arsenal.
By Jonathan Witty
Last Updated: 15/08/11 2:46pm
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is 8/11 with Sky Bet to kiss the badge on his Barcelona debut as his protracted deal to join the European champions has finally been completed.
The 24-year-old has sealed a move to the Nou Camp after a summer-long saga which has seen his price in the summer transfer market betting fluctuate on a daily basis.
With question marks over whether Fabregas will be first choice in the Barca midfield, the online bookmaker has created a market around his Primera Liga appearances.
Sky Bet offers 5/6 that Fabregas will make over 21.5 league starts and the same price that he makes less than 21.5 times for last season's double winners.
The World Cup winner is 9/4 to score on his debut, 12/1 to bag a brace and 66/1 to hit a hat-hat-trick on his Barca bow.
Sky Bet's PR manager Helen Jacob said: "Fabregas has finally realised his dream of returning to his boyhood club but with so much competition in Barca's midfield it will be interesting to see where he fits in."