There was news in Caughtoffside earlier this week, which they call an exclusive, that reported that Arsenal; manager Arsene Wenger was keen on both Yohan Cabaye and Davide Santon and that he was willing to bid £30M for the pair, either this month or in the summer.
Davide Santon - in action against Norwich
That’s even after Arsene earlier this month said he was not interested in Yohan Cabaye since he had plenty of central midfield players, so you have to wonder about the authenticity of the report.
But it’s new news that Arsenal could be interested in Santon, and with Bacary Sagna very likely to leave the North London club as a free agent this summer, when his contract runs our at the Emirates, it’s not surprising that Arsenal would be after a right back.
But we would have thought, with Wenger’s French ties, they would be more interested in Newcastle’s right back, 28 year-old French International Mathieu Debuchy, who is currently serving a three match ban at the moment, after being sent off at West Brom over the holiday fixtures.
But at 28 years old it could be that Mathieu is a little bit too old?
And we suppose Cabaye would be priced at around £20M and Santon at around £10M, and it would take those fees to get the players to leave Newcastle.
But we’d be very surprised if Arsenal are after either of these Newcastle players.
What do you think?
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