Fabregas wants to go to MLS … and take Messi with him!
Catalan midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who is currently playing for Monaco, is said to be very interested in playing in MLS in the future and he would like to take his good friend Lionel Messi with him.
Fabregas and Messi, who are 33 years old, know each other well having been trained at the same time at FC Barcelona and having also played a few seasons together with the first team.
According to the Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué, who is associated with several media, their wives are good friends and they would have convinced the two men to leave for North America eventually.
« When that will happen, we don’t know (…) but it’s an idea that both players have in their minds », the journalist told the CBS network.
No potential club have been named yet. If Fabregas is still linked with AS Monaco for some time, Messi could leave FC Barcelona next summer, although the club and its new president, Joan Laporta, intend to do their utmost to convince the Argentinian maestro to do so. stay.
This is not the first time that rumors linking Messi to MLS have arisen. Less than two years ago, it was reported that David Beckham and Inter Miami were trying hard to get him to join the Florida squad. Messi himself recently admitted he is interested in the league.
More and more coveted Daryl Dike
US forward Daryl Dike, who hatched with Orlando City in 2020 after being drafted into the MLS SuperDraft, is said to be highly coveted in England.
Currently on loan to Barnsley in the English second division, the 20-year-old has recently been the subject of an offer sent to Orlando by an English club in the « top 6 » in the Premier league, according to information obtained by the BBC and the Orlando Sentinel.
The offer is said to be over $ 10 million and Orlando turned it down, ESPN said. The Florida club would also continue to receive offers about him.
It appears, however, that Dike may never return with Orlando City after amassing eight goals and four assists in 17 appearances in the 2020 season, although club coach Oscar Pareja has indicated that it would take circumstances. extraordinary ”so that he does not come back.
His success at Barnsley was instantaneous, as he already has three goals on the clock and the team has experienced a revival since his arrival.
Strong, powerful, mobile, and with a good flair for the goal, Dike was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 SuperDraft.
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