If he is off, we really shouldn't be surprised. He rose through the ranks pretty rapidly, and the old Barca DNA deep inside, it was always going to be a matter of when will they try and get him back one day, so we were always prepared for the worst this time round. The only real surprise is, the fact it's happened now, when he's still so young and still has a lot more to improve at this level. I'd have thought he'd be here a few more years.
When Cesc went, he was at the peak of his powers with us. Hector had a very up and down season this time round, but then one could argue I guess he's had very little competition at right back
One final note, this is why I don't really tend to attach myself to many players these days whenever they declare their 'love' for the club at a young age, as 9 times out of 10 they will never stay around much longer after that. So if Hector goes, it's a real shame, but he is definately replaceable, wheres replacing Cesc at the time proved difficult.