COMMENT By Matt Bullin
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should make a move for Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas after Liverpool interest has reportedly cooled.
The Daily Express claimed the Reds would attempt to prise Fabregas from Stamford Bridge this summer with a £30million bid.
The 110-time Spain international has been restricted to limited Chelsea appearances this season, as Antonio Conte prefers Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park, so he may be open to a summer switch.
Here are three reasons why Spurs should sign him.
Spurs have been one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League this term and it is largely down to their young talent. But their young guns did not show up when it mattered most against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. Fabregas would bring a wealth of experience to the side, not only on the pitch, but in the dressing room as well. The 30-year-old has accomplished a lot in his career and he will have picked up some knowledge along the way which he could pass onto the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
Fabgreas is the undisputed king of assists in the Premier League. In the Blues 3-0 beating of Middlesbrough he became the only player to table over 10 assists in six separate Premier League seasons and this term he has 11 in only 11 Premier League starts. If he was given a regular starting role at Tottenham, with the clinical Kane ahead of him and the other creative attackers around him, he could easily break the 2o barrier.
Despite spending the early part of his career at Arsenal, Fabregas is a winner. He has won the Premier League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, two European Championships and a World Cup, as well as countless individual awards. A glittering CV which would inspire Spurs onto greater things. Tottenham have not won a major trophy since 1991, but having players like Fabregas around will not only improve their chances on the pitch because of his quality, it could also attract further quality to move to the club.
In other Tottenham news, Malaga’s manager has given an update on the future of this £5.1million Pochettino target.