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 – 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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