The Brazil striker Luís Fabiano has said that he only wants to play for a club where he will have a chance of winning titles, and he’s picked out United and Milan as his two favourites targets.
“I have made it clear I will not be signing a new contract with Sevilla and at 29 I now need to join a club where I can start challenging for the highest honours from the first season. The choice will come down to Manchester United and Milan. That is the sort of team I want to be signing for, one of the true giants of Europe.”
“I think the way Manchester United play football is very attractive. I must be honest and say Premier League football attracts me and also the way Manchester United play football attracts me.
“You think about being Wayne Rooney’s strike partner and that is very attractive for any striker.”
Yes, another 28+ striker. Berbatov and Owen will welcome him with open arms, surely.
“Their coach is a winner, their players are winners and they are one of the few teams in Europe challenging for the top honours season after season. As soon as the World Cup is over I will make a quick decision on my future.
“I have enjoyed my time [at Sevilla] but I now need to be at a giant.”
Yes, but are you good enough to play for a title-challenging team? Football is littered with stories of players who were giants at their (smaller) clubs but helpless puppies when they move to the biggest clubs. Mental strength, adaptability and teamwork plays a major role, plus the opposition starts playing differently against you, so it’s a whole new level of tough, and then some.
Maybe he would enjoy a spell at Champions League qualifiers Tottenham?
“There would be no point in me joining Tottenham. I might as well stay at Sevilla, it’s the same thing.
“Sevilla are actually bigger when you look at how much we have been in the European Cup, so there would be no point me moving to a smaller team.”
That’s that then.
Source: Daily Star Sunday.