Barcelona Reported To Be After Newcastle Midfielder

There’s a report TuttoMercato that Barcelona are interested in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who played for France in their 1-1 draw against Spain in Madrid last night.

Yohan Cabaye – Barcelona eying Newcastle midfielder?

Cabaye was bought for just €5M from Lille in the summer of last year, and the french International has turned out to be another stellar signing by the Magpies, and now the question will be can we hang onto the Frenchman in the upcoming transfer windows of January and next summer.

Cabaye was one reason Newcastle managed to finish in a high 5th place in the Premier League last year,  and are back in Europe for the first time since the 2006-2007 season.

This is the first time Barcelona have been reported to be interested in Cabaye, although in the summer there were various reports that the top Spanish club were interested in Tim Krul, Newcastle’s top 24 year-old Dutch International goalkeeper.

And it was also reported in late August, that Arsenal were interested in signing Cabaye, but nothing materialized,.

We have no idea if this report is true, but we’d be surprised if it is, and the many top central midfielders Barcelona do have, Yohan may struggle to get a starting position at Barcelona, assuming the report has some truth in it.

With Yohan getting good publicity now for his performances for both France and Newcastle, we suppose it’s only natural there are reports that top clubs are interested in him.

That’s one reason Newcastle needs to become a top club again – so we can keep the many top players we have on Tyneside at the moment.

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