Just two years into life at Chelsea and things have swiftly spiraled downwards for Cesc Fabregas.
After a flying debut season, the Spaniard was one of the biggest victims of last year’s debacle and has now been reduced to the bench under Antonio Conte. It’s been quite a fall from favour.
However, the past year hasn’t served to devalue Fabregas in the eyes of one of Chelsea’s biggest Premier League rivals. It appears that the midfielder’s time in the sun might not be over yet, GiveMeSport can confirm.
Fabregas may have an escape route in the form of Manchester City and a reunion with Pep Guardiola. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and this could be the case here.
While Conte has far from extensively purged Fabregas from the team, it’s clear he’s not as valued as the club’s other midfielders and Guardiola could be poised to take advantage of this.
According to The Sun, the Citizens are poised to make a £20 million bid for the 29-year-old in January.
It is believed that Etihad chiefs, in light of no wins in their past four games, have become disillusioned with the team’s midfield creativity. With Yaya Toure being left in exile and Fernandinho flopping of late, they see Fabregas as the answer.
Besides, Guardiola and Fabregas make for a formidable partnership. In their one season together at Barcelona, the midfielder amassed an impressive 20 goals and 15 assists.
The now City boss made sure the rest of the team pulled their weight too as Barcelona ran away with four trophies that campaign.