Would Man United be doing Arsenal a favour in bidding for Fabregas?

There’s a lot of talk this morning suggesting that David Moyes is mulling over a move for Barcelona’s Cecs Fabregas. So how might this be good news for Arsenal?

Well the theory runs like this. At the moment, in spite of the arrival of Neymar, Fabregas is committed to staying in Barcelona and battling it out for a first team place. However the more interest there is in the player the more likely I guess that he might feel that he would be more valued elsewhere.

And with all due respect to United he is much more likely to end up back at Arsenal. No one knows, but it seems quite likely that Arsenal have a buy back clause and that would mean that they would be able to scoop up the midfielder for much less than United will have to pay for him.

The Indie said this a couple of days ago…

Arsenal sold Fabregas to Barcelona in 2011 after a long-winded pursuit of the Catalan youngster, but it is believed that a £25 million clause in his contract will see Arsene Wenger have first refusal on the midfielder.

And would Fabregas want to come back? Well he is no Van Persie. Fabregas is clearly besotted with the club, is still on very good terms with the management and players and watches as many of the games as he can. Would Wenger want him Back though, after all there is a school of thought that Arsenal have already replaced him with Santi Cazorla? I think the player’s flexibility would mean that Wenger would find a place for him.

The big worry is that with their current squad Arsenal still don’t look like they will rival United for the title this season.  The addition of a couple of hefty big money signings, along with Fabregas could change all that.

Whether those big money signings arrive is another matter. Ultimately I think that in spite of the interest from United Fabregas will try his luck at Barcelona for at least another year. But if he has a change of mind, David Moyes could be doing Arsenal a favour in helping nudge the player closer to the exit door.

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  • Stephen Brown

    they also have a 50% of the fee clause as well…