Cesc Fabregas continues to be linked with a move away from Barcelona. The midfielder only rejoined the Catalan giants two years ago from Arsenal. If he were to leave and return to England would it mean that his time back in La Liga has been a failure?
Of course it wouldn’t. Fabregas was torn between staying at Arsenal, the club who made him a star and going back to his spiritual home, the Nou Camp.
After seven glittering years in the first-team under Arsene Wenger he had earned the right to move on, back home to be part of a team capable of winning multiple trophies every season.
It was always going to be tough for him to break the Xavi/Andres Iniesta partnership. He knew that and the football world knew that. With Sergio Busquets operating well behind the duo, it meant that Fabregas was against it from day-one despite his undoubted talent.
Looking at his Barca record to-date proves that his performances haven’t dipped. Far from it, in 96 games he has scored 29 goals to go with a staggering 32 assists. That’s despite not starting as often as he would have liked. Let us not forget he has often been substituted when he has started. So those stats could well be higher!
Fabregas would benefit Manchester United’s midfield and he would be a bargain at £40m. He would be the creative-juices of the midfield and would no doubt form a good partnership alongside Michael Carrick who in the last 2 seasons has become United’s most important midfielder. He would be a success at United. That goes without saying.
However there remains one HUGE obstacle in the way that’s stopping the World Cup winner moving to Old Trafford. That obstacle is that he’s happy at Barca and would only leave the club if the club didn’t want him anymore.
That’s a pretty big obtascle and with Xavi not getting any younger why would Barca not want to keep hold of a player who could be the backbone of not just their midfield but their team for the best part of the next decade. They’d be mad too wouldn’t they.
As much as we United fans would love to see Fabregas join United and team up with Robin van Persie again, the chances are that it won’t happen this summer. Maybe next year though.
Anyway wouldn’t we rather have Cristiano Ronaldo back instead?
By Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87