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Reports in England suggest Fabregas is an Atlético target

The Mirror claim Fabregas is being eyed by Atlético Madrid with the Chelsea midfielder losing out on playing time since the arrival of Kovacic, Jorginho and Sarri.


Cesc Fábregas could return to Spain with Atlético Madrid reportedly interested. English newspaper, the Mirror, point out that the Spanish midfielder's contract expires in the summer of 2019. They say the player is inclined not to renew with Chelsea given his fall in the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri with Atlético watching the situation closely.

The 31-year-old has only played in four games this season. The arrival of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, along with the untouchable N'Golo Kante, it's not going to get much better for Cesc either. Atlético currently count on one of the youngest midfields in LaLiga with Rodri (22), Thomas (25), Saúl (23) and Koke (26). The loss of Gabi, however, has left a role open for an experienced operator. Fabregas says "I feel like I still have a lot of football in me but now it's up to the club."

Atlético move makes sense for Cesc

After emerging from Barcelona's academy, Cesc has always stoof out for his passing and his ability to control games having moved to Arsenal where he spent eight seasons after leaving Spain. Atlético have evolved this year with a move creative midfield after signing Rodri and Thomas, who are creators and controllers rather than destroyers. And Fabregas could find a spot for himself within this system. He would also team back up with Diego Costa again after spending some of his best years at Chelsea with the striker.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Barcelona 15 4 3 1
3Atlético 15 4 3 1
4Real Madrid 14 4 2 2
Full standing
Next matches
Villarreal - Atlético S-20/10 18:30
Atlético - R. Sociedad S-27/10 20:45
Leganés - Atlético S-03/11 13:00

*Update 13 de octubre de 2018