Soccer Premier League

Cesc Fabregas and the Possibility of Red Devil Hood

Robert Mayer – USA TODAY Sports

Already one of the strongest and most prevailing summer transfers may involve the recently crowned English Premiere League Champions in Manchester United and Cesc Fabregas as first rumored by ESPN’s “On the Move.”

The Camp Nou star has recently made it clear that he wants out of Barcelona for reasons that may include failing to get a comfortable starting 11 position for Tito Vilanova. Whatever the reasons may be, it seems Fabregas is destined for a return to the EPL and not to reunite with his beloved Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.

If it wasn’t hard enough for David Moyes to replace a legendary manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes also needs to be able to convince top transfers to play with him in the same that they would if it were a Ferguson on the coach’s side. Moyes starts that persuasion now with Fabregas after Manchester United was said to be willing to go to “heaven and earth” for the creative Spanish midfielder for many reasons. Fabregas has big time EPL experience; he is a creator and mastermind in the midfield, has an attack and defensive minded approach and is entering his prime years at a young 26 years of age.

Manchester United’s midfield is certainly one of the areas that needs improvement for this upcoming season after the retirement of Paul Scholes. Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Shinji Kagawa will most likely be the other three midfielders in Moyes 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 formations. Fabregas would solidify that group if they can get him considering those formations are variations of the same ones Ferguson used as well.

Statistically, Fabregas has had a star studded past two years for Barcelona scoring 20 goals in 60 appearances, while in his time at Arsenal, he only scored 35 goals in 212 appearances. That improvement can be attributed to the facts that Fabregas has improved his attack-minded awareness, fit better in the Barcelona system and has played in the same fashion we expect from most athletes as they head into their prime years, better.

If the Red Devils can secure the Spaniards services this coming summer, consider it a “blockbuster” move because the on-field and off-field experiences will go leaps and bounds for a somewhat disoriented Manchester United after having to adapt to life without their historic manager, a man who was a consistency in their box for the past 27 years. There will be questions and concerns for this “new age” Red Devils reign from Moyes, but in the end, there is no better candidate suited for the job and no better transfer candidate to be after than Cesc Fabregas.