Manchester United are ready to make a shock return to their pursuit of Barcelona star Francesc Fabregas, after reports in Spain suggest that the former Arsenal captain will be allowed to leave this summer.
According to the Metro United's attempts to land Fabregas, which faltered during last year’s pre-season transfer window, have been given fresh hope after rumours insisted that his club have told him that he will be part of an exodus of players this summer, so long as a suitable offer is received. With United believed to value the Spaniard at £25million it’s clear that money won’t be an obstacle, and David Moyes will most likely place him ahead of the other transfer targets on his shopping list.
The 26-year-old has largely failed to impress since his return to the Nou Camp and this, combined with the fact that the Catalans are having a disappointing season, could be enough to ensure his sale. Though still widely regarded as one of the most competent midfielders on the planet, Fabregas’ failure to secure himself a regular first-team spot could become a factor in his own decision, even if a lack of Champions League football might drive him away from the idea of signing on at Old Trafford.
Were Moyes to land the man Arsene Wenger moulded into a world-class asset fans would surely be given cause for optimism with regards to his second season at the club. The United boss has yet to prove that he has what it takes to cut it at the highest level of management, but the capture of such an esteemed talent would go some way to smoothing relations between himself and the stands.