Manchester United favourites to sign Cesc Fabregas
Posted by: @femi4arsenal on May 18, 2014
Manchester United appear to be favourites to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, at least with the bookmakers anyway.
According to the latest transfer odds from SkyBet, the Red Devils are now listed as evens to sign the Spaniard before the summer transfer deadline, with Arsenal Fabregas former club having drifted out to 12/1.
Manchester City are also at 12/1, with Chelseas chances of completing a deal obviously considered slightly more unlikely at 16/1.
Next on the list of possible destinations is Liverpool at 20/1, while the quartet of Tottenham, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus are all priced at 25/1.
Fabregas future at Barcelona appears to have been subject to considerable doubt for some time now, with rumours suggesting that the Catalan giants were prepared to listen to offers for his services this summer.
Although he is yet to be formally appointed as Manchester Uniteds new permanent manager, Louis van Gaal is widely expected to take the reins at OldTrafford this week and you have to assume that the Dutchmans impressive track record and considerable reputation in the game will make it far easier for the club to attract a higher-caliber oftransfer target.
Central midfield is also a particular area of the current Manchester United squad that will require immediate attention from Van Gaal, with the likes of Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick having performed poorly throughout a turbulent 2013/14 campaign under David Moyes.
Fabregas who is rated at around the £45 million mark would be an expensive purchase, but one thatwould surely help elevate Manchester United back into title contention(GMS)