Major League Soccer is moving in the right direction and boasts a lot of young talent within its ranks. However, it is enjoyable to see the odd ageing star arrive from Europe, as long as they are prepared to contribute something towards the league – just like Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have in 2018.
The latest European star to be connected with a move to Major League Soccer is Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and a move to the United States is an option he could explore, according to Catalan newspaper ‘Sport‘.
The former Barcelona man has found himself well down the ranks at Chelsea following the arrival of both Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho. As well as having midfield general N’Golo Kante, it makes it virtually impossible for Fabregas to get a sniff of the first team.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has implemented a relentless style in midfield which demands pace and energy, and at 31-years-old, Fabregas can’t offer that anymore.
Fabregas has only started one game under Sarri, and with no game time on the horizon, it comes as no surprise that Sport are reporting that he is seriously considering a move away from the West London club.
So, if he was to make the move Stateside, who would he join? My initial thoughts came up with NYCFC. They are spearheaded by David Villa who has played with Cesc Fabregas in the past as they both enjoyed successful periods with Barcelona and Spain.
Could Villa persuade his fellow Spaniard to up sticks and move to the Big Apple, or could another MLS side be of interest? I’d love to hear your thoughts.