Serie A giants AC Milan, who have been linked with a move for Spanish International Cesc Fabregas in recent reports, will be pleased to hear the Arsenal midfielder reveal that if he were to leave the Emirates Stadium for Italy. It would have to be to the San Siro to join the Rossoneri.
Gunners captain Fabregas has always maintained that he is happy at the Premier League club under manager Arsene Wenger, but continues to be the subject of speculation. La Liga powerhouses Real Madrid and former club Barcelona are keen to bring the midfielder back to Spain along with Milan, who see the 21-year-old Spaniard as the perfect player to inject some youth into an ageing midfield at the San Siro.
Fabregas has now revealed that should he ever leave the North London club for Italy then the only option for the EURO 2008 winner would be Milan.
“I would undoubtedly pick the Rossoneri,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I think they are the Italian side that play the best football. I mean, there are several strong outfits in Serie A, such as Inter, Juventus and Roma, but they seem too much dependent on their star players.
“They run into trouble as soon as these are out injured. On the other hand, Milan lean on the group and their organization. I feel this is a winning mentality and a philosophy that I approve of.”
Fabregas has also revealed that he would have preferred Spain to meet Italy in the final of EURO 2008 as opposed to their quarter-final clash in which Fabregas scored the winning penalty against the World Cup holders.
“I think we met the Azzurri too early,” he smiled, “I would have preferred to face them in the final.
“Either way, I believe Italian fans can be happy: you lifted the World Cup and we just hoisted the European trophy. Do you fancy a swap?”