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FABREGAS FUELS RUMORS OF POSSIBLE MLS MOVE

AS Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has appeared to have added fuel to the rumors that have been making the rounds that he could be finalizing a move to the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) in the near future with his recent activities both online and offline. The former Chelsea midfielder is currently enjoying his football at French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco but it seems like he is already planning for the future with a possible move to the MLS said to be within his sight.

After leaving Chelsea a few months ago, the Daily Mail reported that one of the options he had was to accept an offer from several MLS clubs that were showing interest in landing his signature, but just before those rumors could travel any further, Monaco offered him a three-year deal. He has since been capturing the hearts of Monaco fans at the club and has also been one of their best players all season.

Although he was unable to lead his side to the French Cup title against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, he has played a role in helping the club as they look to secure Champions League football ahead of next season.

United States club Inter Miami are reportedly the major club working to have a deal completed for the former Barcelona midfielder but he may not be heading to the David Beckham-owned club anytime soon.

He could stay behind and play a role in Monaco’s Champions League campaign if they qualify for the competition and spend at least one more year with the club before eventually engineering a move away. In his recent activity online, the Spanish midfielder liked a post on Instagram that was linking him with a move to the United States, adding more speculations to his rumored intention to join a MLS outfit.

RONALDO SUCCESSOR REVEALED

Portuguese coach Jorge Simao is convinced that Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota is the natural successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. He made this known during an exclusive interview with The Athletic. Simao believes that the new Liverpool signing has the quality to reach the level of the Portuguese international skipper.

Jorge Simaowas a coach at Portuguese Super League club Pacos de Ferreira when Diogo Jota was developing as a player. Jota left Pacos de Ferreira for Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in 2016. The petite forward was then loaned back to Portugal by the Rojiblancos. Jota signed for Portuguese champions FC Porto immediately after he signed for Atletico Madrid.

When he moved to FC Porto, Jorge Simao granted an interview to a website as he said that Jota is the heir to the reign of Cristiano Ronaldo who has been a fantastic servant for the Portuguese national team over the last 15 years. In the following season, Jota signed for another team on loan.

He signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan in 2017 before his loan deal was made a permanent one in 2018. He didn’t make a single appearance for Atletico Madrid during his two-year stay with the Rojiblancos. His time at Atletico was spent on loan with two clubs namely FC Porto and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He spent two years at Wolves where he netted 44 goals in 131 outings at the Molineux in his three years with the Midlands club. Jota spent one year as a loanee plus two years as a permanent player. Jota left Wolves for Liverpool this summer in a £45m deal and he has made a fantastic start to his career at the club.

When Simao congratulated Jota on his Liverpool transfer earlier this summer, he sent him the interview where he said the new Reds player is the heir to the Cristiano Ronaldo football empire. Jota has scored seven goals in 11 Liverpool games this season.