Red Devils To Bid For Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye

We’ll have to get used to this as the summer transfer window rolls around, and the Sunday Mirror is reporting that Manchester United want Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye in the summer.

yohan cabaye at Benfica

Yohan Cabaye – in action against Benfica

And apparently Alex Ferguson sent his brother Martin to watch Yohan in the game on Thursday night in our 1-1 draw with Benfica, when Yohan didn’t have one of his best games.

And this is not the first time Manchester United have been linked with wanting Cabaye, who has been the Newcastle captain recently while Fabricio Coloccini has been out injured.

And apparently Martin Ferguson was also watching two Benfica players – Ezequiel ­Garay and Nicolas Gaitan, who had a good game.

The news is that the Red Devils could bid £20M for Yohan Cabaye, but we think Mike Ashley will have very high transfer fees on all of Newcastle’s best players – and moire than £20M for Yohan – Mike Ashley’s favorite player at Newcastle.

If Newcastle can simply keep the current squad together, then we’ll have an excellent squad for next term,  hopefully with one more top striker brought in.

But the major task Newcastle have is to keep other bigger clubs at bay this summer.

Since joining Newcastle in the summer of 2011 from Lille for €5M, Yohan has played 67 times for Newcastle with 11 goals and 11 assists.

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18 comments so far

  • Carryingcoals

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Hey everyone, just did an article for the mag. It’s officially derby day.. if anyone has any pre-derby nerves, allow me to reassure you 😀

    It’s ours for the taking!

  • Markaccus

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Lack of euro footy next year is the only reason a player might want to leave. We seem to have got rid of the mercs.

  • mally72

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I dot think anyone we have at the club now will actually want to leave and will only go if Ashley. Gets his astronomical asking prices which not many clubs will be able to afford so other than the players pardew didn’t need I can see everyone else being here next season (fingers crossed lol)

  • Carryingcoals

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d be gutted if we lost Yohan. The team we have now is sort of his team, in the sense that he was the first of these cheap but good foreign players under the operating model. He really does provide so much to our play too.
    Perhaps our most important player and a guy who comes across as a winner on the pitch but also a great character off it.

    If he does go, it’s Man U afterall and I’d wish him well, maybe it’s inevitable but I’d certainly hope to keep him for at least another season.

  • darrylwe

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Cabaye is the only high profile player I would be sad to see leave. HBA is an awesome talent but only seems to play 1 out of 3 due to injury, Tiote misses too many games through suspension and African Nation and when he’s disciplined he makes too many mistakes at the back. Krul is quality but Eliot can match him. Saying that if we don’t sell and add in the summer we I think we have a top 5 squad. If fit? on paper we can easily out rank Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham

  • numba9

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Dream boat will not be leaving any time soon . Next season is now massive for us and looks like with the three added purples we should fly without ill these injuries. Maybe training needs looking at !

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Who cares what the Sunday Mirror writes? They make up garbage to sell papers.

  • chris_g

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Typical lazy journalism from the Mirror

    If Fergie is so interested in Cabaye (and the 2 Benfica players that were mentioned as well) he would have gone to watch the game himself, rather than just send his brother along.

  • numba9

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Yea papers trying to manufacture moves and fill their pages .yawn its boring

  • darrylwe

    Apr 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Numba9 I think your right the injuries we’ve had over the years are shocking is it the training, pitches, physios, medical team, or do we just sign injury risk players? Perhaps investment in the backroom is needed before the playing staff.

  • geordieman1011

    Apr 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Typical Sunday newspaper story… pretty much can ignore any transfer rumour that comes out on a sunday

  • toonincheek

    Apr 14, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Cabaye would be the perfect replacement for Scholes- said that a few times.
    But – Yohan has bought into our ‘project’ and I’m sure he wants to see it through – for a few more years at leats.
    Likely to be captain next year so will probably get his salary increased to, what, £60K a week – same as Colo?
    Plus – he can hardly leave when so many of his mates have come to join him.

  • north east lincs toon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #13

    He would fit in at manure 25mil + clevererly please u got a deal fergie!

  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #14

    We should now not be selling any of our players, if the player wants to move on (ala Ba) for money then get rid, however we should be doing everything in our powers to keep them. Sure Mike will make it difficult for any purples to leave unless it is for bog big money.

    The club is currently in the healthiest state it has ever been in, in my lifetime anyway. One more piece of the Jigsaw left a top classs coach, Go to Ajax in the summer and get Frank De Boer and then we mean business. Pardew has not grasped the concept of attacking football, he is a balloon for the most part.

  • lesh

    Apr 14, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Man Utd may have Cabaye as a potential target among others. Unless he desperately wants to go there,they’ll find it easier to buy someone else for that role from some other club.The same applies to HBA and our whining scouse friends.

    As far as the press goes, we’ll always be good subject matter.

  • Slank

    Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #16

    If the best team in the Premiership and arguably one of the top five teams in Europe come a knocking offering higher wages and more importantly almost guaranteed trophies and honours you will leave whether you play for Newcastle United or almost any other team in Europe.

  • davis_toons

    Apr 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Eliot can match Krul?

    I really dont agreed.

  • toonbrother

    Apr 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    HBA to liverpool would be a sickening feeeling. I hope it doesnt happen


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