Manchester United return with a third bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona have now realized that Manchester United know how to be persistent. The Premier League champions are preparing a third bid for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique believes Manchester United are “wasting their time” with attempts to sign in his teammate.
Manchester United have now faced rejection for Cesc Fabregas twice by Barcelona. According to reports, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has personally told Manchester United officials that he will not be selling Cesc Fabregas this year.
Nonetheless, the English outfit is undeterred and determined to find a way to convince Barcelona to let their coveted midfielder return to the Premier League. Manchester United’s last bid was increased to £35 million; an impressive offer, but not one that could help them steal the 26-year-old Spain international.
Gerard Pique, who spent four years with Manchester United before returning to Barcelona believes, the new Old Trafford boss David Moyes is striving for a fruitless campaign. Gerard Pique told reporters that Cesc Fabregas had informed his teammates that he was going to stay at Barcelona.
“United are wasting their time. It took a long time for Cesc to get his dream move back home and he won’t give it up,” Gerard Pique was quoted by The Sun. “This is home, it is where his family is, and he is playing with his closest friends. He has told us he is happy and that he intends to stay with Barcelona.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes and Co. have now landed in Japan for their preseason activities. Manchester United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward is believed to be travelling to Spain in order to increase Barcelona’s interest in the offer from Manchester United.
Some reports in Spain suggest that the departure of Tito Vilanova has brought Manchester United closer to Cesc Fabregas than ever before. Tito Vilanova, who resigned from his post on Friday, explained that his decision to leave the club was because he wanted to give more time to his cancer treatment.
Barcelona have not yet announced a name for his replacement, but the new manager will play an important role in this transfer saga.