The Spanish international represented Barcelona for three seasons after leaving Arsenal, but his time in Catalonia didn’t overlap with that of Suarez.
As Suarez moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer of 2014, Fabregas went in the other way, returning to England when Jose Mourinho signed him for Chelsea.
While Fabregas played his part in a superb Barca side, the Catalan giants have arguably gone to another level since the Spaniard’s departure, with Suarez joining Lionel Messi and Neymar in a sublime front three.
Speaking to Goal in an exclusive interview, Fabregas—who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010—has expressed his regret at having missed out on the chance to work with Suarez.
“Barcelona have fantastic players,” the 28-year-old began. “The three in attack decide matches, even though the best of them all is missing at the moment – and that’s Leo Messi.
“But Neymar has taken a step forward and Luis Suarez is… I wish I had played with him at Barcelona because he is a striker with whom I would have had a phenomenal understanding.
RAD BROMANCE! Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has secret admirer from Premier League rival
Robin van Persie: Arsenal & Man United legend planning return to former club
Manchester United transfer rumours roundup: Southampton forward & Arsenal target wanted to revitalise title tilt
“The rest, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and also the defence, which is practically the same (as when I was there), they have a very high level.”
Fabregas has come in for criticism this season following a less-than-stellar start to the campaign.
The former Gunners superstar has failed to rediscover the chemistry he once enjoyed with Nemanja Matic, and has found himself both out of the starting XI and played as a No. 10 as Jose Mourinho has sought to reshuffle his pack in the heart of the park.