Man United transfers: Why Cesc Fàbregas should join Red Devils

Man United transfers: Trevor Murray takes a look at three reasons why Barcelona's Cesc Fàbregas should join the Red Devils

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Cesc Fàbregas moved to Barcelona in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

United need to bolster their midfield

Despite wrestling the Premier League trophy from the grasp of Manchester City and Roberto Mancini last season, Manchester United will know that they are still in great need of some extra strength in a few departments – and their midfield is certainly one of them. Cesc Fàbregas would be an ideal addition to their squad, and would probably fit straight into their starting line-up, especially considering the recent retirement of Paul Scholes and the ageing of some of the other midfielders. David Moyes will know that as well as being an inheritance from Sir Alex Ferguson, United is also now his to rebuild and re-shape, and the 26-year-old would go some way to helping the new manager do just that. Having already had their bid for another Barcelona star, Thiago Alcantara, rejected, United will be doubly keen to secure Fàbregas’ signature this week.

Fàbregas needs regular football

Having failed to cement a regular berth in the Barcelona starting line-up since joining two years ago, Fàbregas is sure to have grown frustrated at his lack of opportunities. Leaving Arsenal may have seemed the best idea in 2011, but the repercussions of the move have been quite devastating for the Spaniard. His chances of appearing in the Spain national side have been greatly diminished as a result of his lack of regular football, with Xavi and Andres Iniesta monopolising the central-midfield roles, and so a move to Manchester would certainly help him catch the attention of La Roja boss Vicente Del Bosque. With a year until the World Cup, this season could prove vital for Fàbregas.

Barcelona can use £26m fee to reinvest

With United having offered a reported £26m for the talented Spaniard, it will be difficult for Barcelona to reject their advances for a player who, essentially, lives on the fringe at Camp Nou. Clearly, they could use the money to reinvest in one or two up-and-coming players and Tito Vilanova is sure to have one or two ideas as to how to best use the money that, for a long time, has been tied up on the bench. Along with this, they are sure to use the Fàbregas money to recoup some of the huge fee they paid out for Neymar from Santos. Of course, Los Blaugrana’s European nightmare from last season is likely to prompt them to give their squad a face-lift to prevent a repeat occurrence of their 7-0 aggregate demolition at the hands of eventual champions Bayern Munich.

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