Manchester United are getting very serious in wanting to sign Cesc Fabregas.
With an initial bid of £25m turned down, they upped their bid to £30m, suggesting how much the team desperately needs a commanding midfielder.
It makes sense that United need a midfielder. With Michael Carrick ageing and Tom Cleverly still maturing, the midfield desperately needs a new lease of life in it.
However, turning to Fabregas may not be the ultimate solution to United's problem. While the dream of playing him alongside Carrick sounds wonderful, this might not actually work as well as planned.
Fabregas is a former Arsenal player. He captained the club. He loved and cherished it so much that even when leaving for Barcelona, he had tears in his eyes.
He grew up as an Arsenal player, and therefore returning to England to play for United would be totally out of the question. Even if this move does happen, there is no telling that he would be able to give 100% to the team due to previous rivalries.
With all the United's history, it's hard to see how he would ever want to come to Old Trafford. With this new bid turned down, it should probably be about time for United to turn their heads and walk away from this deal. They are wasting their time as well as effort in trying to secure somebody who doesn't want to be there in the first place.
The next question is; is Fabregas worth £30m?
The statistics tells us all:
Obviously, his statistics per season improved due to better experience. Therefore, his valuation of £30m does somewhat makes sense. However, as mentioned before, due to previous rivalries, he may not have his heart set on joining the Red Devils.
The next big question mark now is if United should go ahead and make a £40m bid for Fabregas, or end this saga and look around for more talents.
If I were United's boss, with that £40m, I'd rather spend it on Jack Wilshere than Fabregas, and buy British.
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