Roma have shocked world football by coming, seemingly from nowhere, to lead the 2013/14 Serie A. The i Giallorossi are currently unbeaten in the league and have conceded only 2 goals in 11 games. However manager, Rudi Garcia, is looking to strengthen his side to further improve their title chances.
Top of the list is Newcastle’s star midfielder, Yohan Cabaye who has been linked with a move away from St James’ Park all season. The French midfielder has been in fine form as the Magpies look to improve on last seasons disappointment. The 27 year old has contributed with 2 goals, including a screamer against Liverpool, and several assists.
Cabaye was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer but a £12 million offer was rejected and he remained on Tyneside. However Newcastle may struggle to keep hold of their midfield talisman in January.
Roma are hoping to sign Cabaye on loan in January with a fixed fee being agreed for a transfer in the Summer, provided Cabaye impresses whilst at the Stadio Olympico. However Roma also have others lined up in case they can’t get their Frenchman with Tottenham pair Sandro and Lewis Holtby also linked.
Roma seem keen to bolster their midfield with Premier League experience to challenge the likes of Michael Bradley, Kevin Strootman, Rodrigo Taddei and Miralem Pjanic and also, perhaps as long term replacements for ageing duo, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti.
Whatever happens, the Toon Army would be loathed to let him go and will expect a high profile replacement. Mathieu Valbuena (another for the French contingent at St James’ Park), Florian Thauvin, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Radja Nainggolan and even Michu have been touted as possible replacements.
Should Cabaye move, who would you like to see as his replacement?