Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas has long maintained that he would not sign for any other Premier League club but Arsenal.
Manchester United manager David Moyes may have confirmed the Premier League champions’ interest in signing Cesc Fabregas from FC Barcelona, but the transfer may not be as straightforward as they hoped.
The Daily Mirror report that Fabregas has told close friends that he would only consider moving to former club Arsenal should he leave Camp Nou.
That goes along with the 26 year-old’s words in spring 2011, when in the wake of Fernando Torres’ move from Liverpool to Chelsea, Fabregas revealed he would never play for another Premier League club.
“If some day I leave Arsenal it will never be to sign for another English team. I’m very sure,” said Fabregas to Don Balon magazine, as translated by the Daily Telegraph.
Fabregas may have struggled to win over the fans at Camp Nou, but has been a far more impressive and consistent performer than believed.
11 goals and 11 assists in 32 La Liga appearances last season is a fine record, and the Spain star would certainly benefit either Manchester United or Arsenal.
With the Gunners possessing a £25m buyback clause in the transfer, perhaps it is the north London side who currently hold the cards in Cesc Fabregas’ future should he decide to leave Barcelona.