Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas would love to see Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Stamford Bridge…
Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas claims he would love to see his old FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi join him at Chelsea, reports Goal.
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The Blues playmaker played with Messi during his time at Barcelona, both at youth level and following his return to La Liga after leaving Arsenal.
It was something of a shock when Fabregas made the move to Stamford Bridge, with many assuming he would return to the Emirates Stadium.
He has quickly become an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s side since making the switch to the Gunners’ London rivals however, and thinks Messi would fit right in as well.
“Without doubt I’d love to have Leo by my side,” he said.
“I’d say that Barcelona have a style that he has already experienced and understands perfectly.
“Chelsea play a very similar game: we want to be the protagonists, have possession and look to score. We may have a different system, but the philosophy is similar.
“Mourinho adapts to the players he has. What makes him so great as a coach is that he adapts to any situation and his teams can play in many different ways. It’s a very intelligent way of managing.”
The diminutive Argentine is unquestionably one of the best players in football, and any team would be lucky to have him. Chelsea however, are one of the few teams who could arguably accommodate him.
If Messi were ever to leave the Nou Camp it would almost certainly cost a fortune, both in transfer fees and wages. With the financial backing of Roman Abramovich, the Blues could be one of the few teams in the world who could actually afford to lure him away from La Liga.