St James’ Park midfielder is a wanted man.
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has dismissed claims he is unhappy on Tyneside.
The France international was linked with moves to Barcelona, Manchester United and Arsenal during the transfer window but Newcastle fought hard to keep him, Cheick Tiote and injured pair Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini.
Cabaye, who was sensational in his first season, said his slow start to this campaign is down to his fatigue after an outstanding Euro 2012 with France.
He said: ‘I’m very happy here, I’ve never thought any different, and I’m very happy to play for Newcastle. It has been difficult for me so far this season, I don’t want to make excuses, but I’m getting back to full fitness.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
It’s good to hear that Yohan Cabaye is happy at St James’ Park but one does wonder just how the French international would react if any of the trio of prospective suitors named by this source did indeed make an official approach for his services.
The 26 year old had an excellent first season in the English top tier and produced consistent displays that saw him force his way into the French national team set-up and is now a pivotal member of Didier Deschamps squad.
Cabaye is just one of a myriad of top players who have left Lille over the past couple of years and it’s not a surprise that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are keen on the midfielder.
Alan Pardew would be loathed to consider offers for Cabaye but would owner Mike Ashley be able to turn down any significant offer for the Magpies man? The rotund supremo is known for his penchant for cashing in on top performers and would surely consider big money offers.
Similarly if Newcastle United are not able to continue to progress following last term’s fifth place finish then Yohan Cabaye may be more open on a possible departure.
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