Liverpool have emerged as unlikely favourites to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer in a £30m deal, according to the Daily Mail.
The Spaniard, who has reportedly attracted the attention to several Premier League clubs, is deemed surplus to requirements by the Catalan giants.
With Brendan Rodgers’ side ready to swoop in to land the Spanish midfielder, here’s three reasons why they have a realistic chance of securing his signature.
Perfect Steven Gerrard Replacement
Fabregas could prove himself as the perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard as the club captain nears, what could be, his final season as a Liverpool player.
Signing the Spaniard would give Liverpool a player at his peak, with a significant amount of Premier League experience. The Reds will be looking for a world class player to lead the next generation of players, and at 27 years of age, Fabregas fits the bill.
The Spanish Love for Anfield
Anfield appears to enjoy a fantastic relationship with players of Spanish heritage. The likes of Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Luis Garcia and even former manager Rafa Benitez have all previously expressed their love for the Merseyside club.
A summer spent with the highly respected Alonso could be enough to convince the 27-year-old that Liverpool would provide the next best step for his career.
Champions League Participation
The pulling force of Champions League football gives Liverpool a huge advantage over, perhaps their closest challengers, Manchester United.
Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are also in a position to play this hand, but should a move come down to a choice between Anfield or Old Trafford, the former is likely to present the more illustrious prospects.