Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino (and now football pundit) believes Manchester United should Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer.
The Spain international has been on Chelsea’s radar, while their league rivals United, Arsenal and Manchester City are also reportedly interested in signing him. However, The Telegraph reports both the Gunners and the Citizens have now cooled their interest in landing the 27-year-old.
Fabregas is asked by Barcelona to leave the club this summer and Chelsea, along with United are the only two clubs keen on the midfielder’s signature. Cascarino says the Old Trafford club desperately need to add of the former Arsenal skipper to their squad.
“Manchester United desperately need someone like Fabregas. They need someone to replace Paul Scholes. Michael Carrick is fantastic on the ball but Cesc just gives you a little bit more,” Cascarino told Talksport.
“He’s 27 years old now and has been in and out of the team at Barcelona. He’s not cemented a place in that side. He should be playing week in and week out,” the retired striker added.
United have long been linked with a move for Fabregas and made their interest public in signing him during the last summer transfer window. However, the former Red Devils manager David Moyes failed to lure the Spaniard.
Should Louis van Gaal urged United chief executive Ed Woodward to sign Fabregas, it will be a massive boost in their bid to strengthen United’s midfield.
However, any move from the Red Devils for Fabregas’ services will see them face tough competition. Another report from The Telegraph claims Chelsea are ready to offer Barcelona £30m in signing the midfielder.