Nou Camp side allow midfielder to decide whether he wants to make Old Trafford move or not.
Man United have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard was told by Nou Camp boss Gerardo Martino that any decision on a possible Old Trafford switch will be left to the former Arsenal skipper to decide his future according to BBC Sport.
In a move that could perhaps leave the 26 year old questioning his own importance Martino stated;
“Cesc will decide the situation, but it has not occurred to me that I won’t be able to count on him.
“He is one of the best players in the squad. I think he will stay. But there’s a part that he has to decide.”
It’s the kind of statement that may leave Fabregas concerned about his place in the new manager’s plans. Having returned to the Catalan club two years ago, following eight years at Arsenal, it’s fair to say that the Spanish international hasn’t exactly made a huge impact, however he has been a first team regular.
One issue though could be the fact that the attack minded midfielder has often been substituted and Fabregas was dropped for crucial Champions League encounters with PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich last term.
Fabregas played the second half of Barcelona’s 8-0 victory over Santos last night, scoring twice, and would appear to be happy at the La Liga club though if Man United were to mount a third, increased, bid for the player then things could get interesting.
David Moyes is still to make a significant signing since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson and could certainly do with improving his central midfield options of which only Michael Carrick can be relied upon to consistently perform at the highest level.