Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has told the French TV channel Canal + that he would welcome a move to Manchester United and it would be an interesting challenge for him.
Yohan Cabaye – wants to leave Newcastle?
That’s hardly diplomatic talk from the Newcastle vice-captain, and it’s not what we would expect from the French International.
This is some of what he said on the televised interview:
“For the moment I am at Newcastle, you never know what happens in football,” “I am here at the moment, the season is not finished as I have still two matches for France.”
“After that I’m going on holiday and it can’t come soon enough to clear my head of the difficult season we have just had, and I let my agents work for me.” “I have had no direct contact with anyone, maybe my agents are currently in the know.”
“As for me, I am here, listening. I like England as well. I will need to look at the situation, but you never know.”
He was then asked if he would be open to joining Premier League champions Manchester United, who are apparently after central midfield players this summer, as David Moyes takes over the reign from Alex Ferguson, of the 13 times Premier League Champions:
“Yes, of course. I’ve liked this club for a long time, I like what they do,” “The boss has left but they have appointed a very good successor and he did some good things with Everton.” “They are always well played among the big clubs. Yes, for sure, it would be an interesting challenge.”
To be fair to Yohan, Manchester United are a much bigger and more successful club than Newcastle have ever been, and we suppose if the Red Devils come after any player, they’d probably be interested in joining them.
And it all gets down to the same thing – if players don’t want to be at Newcastle we cannot keep them.
But we know that Mike Ashley wouldn’t be willing to sell Yohan Cabaye except for big money, and if Manchester United want to but him – it would probably cost them £25M, and for that money the Manchester club could get a lot of other very talented central midfielders.
But these comments suggest that Yohan Cabaye wants away from Newcastle this summer, which is what is being reported in a few newspapers today.
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