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Fabregas won’t come cheaply from Barcelona. Not only would it take £30 million or so to sign him, but he would also demand high wages.
Very quickly, United would be investing huge sums of money in a player who is not by any means a necessity. It would be more in keeping with United’s traditions if they promoted young players.
The likes of Jesse Lingard and Nick Powell, both out on loan during the 2013/14 season, along with Tom Lawrence, James Wilson and Andreas Pereira, would benefit from extra playing time in the senior squad.
The emergence of Adnan Januzaj over the last 12 months attests to that.
And so, you’d have to question whether signing a 27-year-old who went from Barcelona to Arsenal and back to Barcelona is the United way.
Fabregas is an outstanding player but, in this instance, United would be better off saving their money and focusing on promoting young talent.