Cesc Fabregas Could Make a Shock Move to United This Summer

Simon EdmondsCorrespondent IMay 13, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 12:  Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona in action during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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The Independent is reporting that current Barca and, perhaps more poignantly, former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas may be about to make a shock move to Manchester United this summer.

It is rumoured that the deal may be worth in excess of £20 million with the Spaniard returning to the country that brought him so much prosperity with the Gunners. 

Cesc has struggled since moving to Barca with his style of play not fitting into the system that Barcelona have employed in their rise to the top of world football.

Being utilized out on the wing, Fabregas has struggled to find a regular streak of form to see him rival his time in the Premier League—with his more accustomed position being taken up by the unstoppable Lionel Messi.

At United, however, this would not be an issue with the attacking portion of the Red Devils midfield sorely lacking in firepower.

With the apparent exit of Wayne Rooney this summer, it would more than pave the way for Cesc to find a place in the United first XI and give him the opportunity to reclaim some of that past glory.

To say that Fabregas' time at Barcelona has been a complete flop would be a lie as there are some fantastic match-winning performances under his belt. However, the stalwart Barca fan will tell you that Cesc's inclusion in the side has turned from a welcome one to a hindrance—with young talent Tiago's progress being stinted as a direct result.

This move would be outlandish but not implausible. And for those of you who think that Cesc would never betray his old side Arsenal, you should remember this is the man who gave his number to a waitress whilst on a date with his girlfriend. Loyalty is not on top of his list of priorities.

But whatever your view on his personal life, one thing is for sure, if United do manage to pull off this deal, then an attack reuniting RVP and Cesc could be a lethal one for the Red Devils. 

If David Moyes pulls this transfer off, he could instantly win the doubters over.

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