Cesc Fabregas believes he would have had a phenomenal understanding with Luis Suarez if he had been given the chance to play with him at Barcelona.
The Spanish midfielder starred for the Nou Camp outfit for three years between 2011 and 2014 but returned to the Premier League to assist Chelsea's title bid last summer.
Unfortunately for the 28-year-old, Barcelona would use the £30million garnered from his sale to complete a £75million purchase of Suarez from Liverpool. As a result, they missed each other by a matter of weeks.
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And that is something Fabregas has clearly thought about. He admitted that the chance to play with the Uruguayan would be a formidable prospect, theorising that their playing styles would match up perfectly.
"Barcelona have fantastic players," he told Goal. "The three in attack decide matches, even though the best of them all is missing at the moment - and that's Leo Messi.
"But Neymar has taken a step forward and Luis Suarez is... I wish I had played with him at Barcelona because he is a striker with whom I would have had a phenomenal understanding.
"The rest, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and also the defence, which is practically the same (as when I was there), they have a very high level."
Not looking back
With Chelsea's season "f*****", as Fabregas eloquently put it, and Barcelona enjoying life as Europe's champions, it would be easy to suggest the playmaker is regretting his move to Stamford Bridge.
There have even been rumours that a dressing room revolt against Jose Mourinho is being led by Fabregas, but the former Arsenal captain insists he has no qualms about his decision to return to London.
"A lot happens in football and you have to accept the things that happen in the moment they happen," he said. "Once the decision has been made, there is no point looking back."
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