Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas has announced he is tired of winning trophies and wants a return to the Premier League.
Fabregas’s interest was thought to be sparked by David Moyes’s propensity to finish mid-table.
He said: “It reminds me a lot of what we used to do under Arsene.
“All the talk is of how Mr Moyes is building a project at Manchester, and this is how Mr Wenger used to talk too – the fact that he has also never won anything says to me he wants to recreate the barren years that we enjoyed at Arsenal.”
Since his move to Barcelona in 2011, Fabregas has amassed five trophies, compared to his two titles, which he won sitting on the bench, at Arsenal.
He said: “The winning trophies at Barca was really over-rated.
“I remember all those runner-ups at Arsenal – the Champions League in 2006, our two losses in the league-cup final; not to mention all those failed Premier League campaigns.”
Alongside the prospect of many trophy-less seasons, Fabregas also cited other aspects of the English game that may see him make a return to the EPL.
He said: “English football has always been close to my heart – I mean, in Spain – and at Barca – we have the ball all the time.
“In England there isn’t pressure to hold on to the ball so much; you get a bit tired, or you panic a little, and hoof – you just lump it up the park.
“Perhaps the weather too is what I missed the most; I’ve heard it rains even more in Manchester – that’s pretty exciting.”