Cesc Fabregas has suggested 3 of his outstanding teammates for Liverpool to capture during the summer transfer window.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder said he thinks he has helped to develop the young players, with Anfield a possible destination for some of them.
After three and a half years in Monaco, Cesc Fabregas aims to have assisted three players in obtaining a transfer to a team such as Liverpool.
After the season’s final game this weekend, the former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea player will depart the Ligue 1 club.
Fabregas, 35, has struggled with injuries this season and hasn’t played since a Europa League win over Sturm Graz in September, one of only five outings he’s made.
He has so far refrained from declaring his retirement, instead reflecting on his time at a club that was struggling under the leadership of his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry when he arrived in January 2019 from Chelsea.
“At the time, I signed with one objective: to save the team, then 19th with 13 points. I took a big risk because relegation was possible,” Fabregas told RMC Sport, before going on to reflect on the young players he’s helped nurture.
“When I came, Thierry and Vadim (Vasilyev, the club’s former vice president) also asked me to help grow the young people. It was an important point.
“Today, I feel like I have won the respect and sympathy of this younger generation.
“I hope I have helped. We like each other and I will continue to follow them, exchange with them. I would like to see (Youssouf) Fofana, (Sofiane) Diop or (Aurelien) Tchouameni at Bayern or Liverpool!”
Tchouameni, a France international midfielder, has been connected with Liverpool the most, with reports of the Reds’ interest in the 22-year-old intensifying in recent weeks.
Several of Europe’s top teams are thought to be interested in signing the central midfielder, who has already earned eight caps for France.
Paul Pogba, a Manchester United midfielder, has shown his admiration for the boy on numerous occasions, most recently declaring: “Excellent work. He is a man, not a boy.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to play beside him. He is a high-energy individual. Exceptional technical and physical excellence, as well as a lot of vitality.
‘We wish him to play a lot more games and that I am always by his side.’
Fofana and Diop are two players who are less well-known as players, despite having strong seasons this season.
Fofana, a combative midfielder, has appeared in 41 Monaco games across all competitions, while Diop, a more attacking midfielder, has scored eight goals in his 41 appearances.