There is news today coming out of Italy that Roma may be serious in their attempts to take Yohan Cabaye to the Italian club in January, with Italian daily Corriere dello Sport reporting they are getting a bid ready for the January transfer window.
Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle playmaker wanted in Italy
It’s not the first time Roma have been linked with the French playmaker in the last couple of months, and Cabaye’s former coach at Lille, Rudi Garcia knows all about Yohan’s capabilities, and Rudi has made a great start at Roma and has them one point clear of Italian Champions Juventus after 12 games played.
Cabaye played for Garcia for a number of seasons at Lille, and they own the French title in 2011, and it was then that Newcastle brought Cabaye to Newcastle for a paltry €5M, which was the release clause in his Lille contract.
Garcia has credibility with the Roma management, but they will need to come up with around £20M if they want to sign Yohan this summer, after Arsenal’s £11M bid in August was flatly rejected by Newcastle.
And if Yohan does move to Italy in January, which we seriously doubt, then Joe Kinnear will need to have another top midfielder lined up for the Tyneside club – just in case.
Cabaye has played 83 times for Newcastle with 13 goals and 13 assists, and he’s been in good form this season.
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