Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has spoken of how Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas would improve the team should he make the move to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Daily
So far, Man Utd have failed in two offers for Fabregas, with their chief executive, Ed Woodward, handling the negotiations. They are now reportedly considering a bid of £35m, which would break their record transfer fee but Barcelona are proving very unwilling to sell the 26-year-old.
Fabregas would be content to stay at the Nou Camp, but at the same time would be open to a summer move to the Premier League champions after spending two seasons with his hometown club, scoring 29 goals.
And De Gea, who unsuccessfully tried to convince Spanish U-21 teammate Thiago Alcantara to sign for United, said that he hoped the Red Devils could land Fabregas. He told Spanish newspaper Marca: “He’ll have to make a decision whether to stay at Barcelona or join us. He’d be a great signing as he’d help us improve a lot.”
One glimmer of hope for United in their pursuit of Fabregas is Barcelona possibly wanting to recoup some of the £46m which they spent to sign Brazil striker Neymar from Santos.
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