Manchester United: Barcelona Midfielder Cesc Fabregas Shows Why He Is So Coveted

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Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has become the subject of a very public pursuit by Manchester United manager David Moyes during the current preseason.

The Old Trafford boss initially made a bid of £25 million for the former Arsenal star a week ago, as Ben Smith of BBC Sport reported.

But Moyes is refusing to give on his pursuit of the midfielder and has confirmed that a second offer of £30  million plus add-ons has been put to the La Liga champions, as BBC Sport reported.

United may be made to wait, however, with Barcelona searching for a new head coach after Tito Vilanova stepped down due to ill health last week.

Before stepping down, Vilanova told the Spanish media that Fabregas had indicated he wanted to stay at Barcelona, as Jay Jaffa of Goal.com reported.

But Moyes remains determined to land his man, as his second confirmed bid for the 26-year-old indicated.

When you're interested in good players, you want to give it every opportunity to materialize—and I'll do that.

I hope things can continue and move forward. At this moment in time, I can only tell you that (Manchester United chief executive) Ed Woodward is working hard trying to make the deals happen. We can only hope that some of them fall into place shortly.

United's interest in Fabregas comes as little surprise when you watch a video clip of the player's best moments with Barcelona last season.

The midfielder is a potent threat with his precise passing and vision—particularly around the penalty area—and can score goals himself, as Barca and Arsenal supporters will testify.

Fabregas also possesses the ability to dictate the tempo of a game from midfield, and only a perceived lack of pace can count against him.

But Manchester United supporters can judge for themselves by watching the video clip attached to this article.

Is Fabregas worth £30 million? This highlight reel would appear to indicate a positive response.

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