“Fabregas is just the sort of all-action midfield player United need if they are to make a run at next season’s Champions League.” Denis Irwin
Denis Irwin has claimed that Cesc Fabregas is now Manchester United’s top target in the transfer window this summer.
And the ex-United legend believes that United are ready to ‘move heaven and earth’ in order to try and pry him away from Barcelona.
“Cesc Fabregas has zoomed up Manchester United’s transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him,” Irwin said to the Sunday World.
“The Barcelona star wants out of the Nou Camp and United want him badly, so the deal should be done easily enough.
“Fabregas is just the sort of all-action midfield player United need if they are to make a run at next season’s Champions League.
“Cesc won’t be short of offers for I believe this is going to be a transfer season where eye-boggling amounts of money will be spent.”
Fabregas rejoined his boyhood club Barcelona back in 2011 for a reported €29 million fee but after playing a bit part role this year, it is believed that a move back to England could happen despite Fabregas’ claims that he is happy in Spain.
On paper, Fabregas would be the perfect signing for United. His all-round style of play is exactly the sort of playing partner that Carrick needs and Irwin is right in the fact that we need a signing of that ilk to compete in Europe this year.
We struggled when matched with teams who had a more dynamic and established midfield pairing both domestically and in Europe, so Moyes must be looking to address that issue this summer.
And if Robin van Persie had a chat with him about life at Old Trafford, I’m sure he could have a very persuasive word in his ear.