Manchester United linked with £20million rated Newcastle Midfielder
Yohan Cabaye is the new name spreading around the Old Trafford. After failing to sign Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, it has been a wakeup call for the United manager as he looks upto the £20million rated Newcastle midfielder. While Alcantara dumped Red Devils to join Munich, Fabregas will probably stay at Camp Nou.
David Moyes needs a complete box to box midfielder. And Cabaye will be a wise choice to fill the gap. He is adorned as a player who plays with a vision in mind. Much to that, his technical quality and ball controlling ability has bestowed him with praises despite his injured plagued seasons with the Toons. Cabaye is also lethal in dead ball situations, especially when he is given the job of converting a penalty.
Except for a certain Michael Carrick, United’s midfield is in a fix this year; especially in the center half. After Paul Scholes retirement, Moyes will hardly have a favourable alternative. With Darren Fletcher ruled out due to injury, and Phil Jones is yet to make an exceptional mark, Cabaye can be a perfect player in deep midfield.
This 27-year old French international has another straw of advantage. His experience of playing in England can be a surplus for United. Starting his career at Lille, it was 2011 that he was transferred to St. James Park to play for Newcastle. An approximate bid of £20million can sway the things in favour of United.
However, Pardew remains confident that Cabaye will be at St. James Park next season. When asked whether the French man will leave the club, Pardew said:
“Not really, I feel like all of our players there is a value to Yohan. Obviously he is a player I want to keep. He is a great technical player and his personality is fantastic.
“It’s a big season for him. He will be a starter for France at the World Cup. It’s important for him. He is focused very much on us. There’s no bid for him as we speak now. Until such time as there is he is a Newcastle United player.”
While all the speculations about a preeminent midfielder are breezing around, an ardent and regular Red Devil Jonny Evans believes that they can overcome any challenge. United have a dreadful opening fixture that can be interpreted as a nightmare for anyone. Starting the league with an away match against Swansea, they have to face Chelsea and Liverpool consecutively. And after having a bit of relief against Crystal Palace in the fourth match, they will fight for glory with their city rivals, Manchester City.
But Evans said that United are capable enough to overcome any colossal challenge. And being a Red Devil means you have to get accustomed as well as to cherish these sort of things.
“Whenever we have had a batch of tough fixtures in the past we have done really well and come out of them in strong positions,” Evans said. At Manchester United, you have to win every game, no matter what the opponent. That is the way it is here.
“Even if things don’t go as planned it is still early in the season. We have been there before. We lost our first game against Everton last year and still won the league by 11 points.”