Man City to offer Javi Garcia in deal for star midfielder

by Michael Somerville

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Manchester City are to give unsettled midfielder Javi Garcia a way out of Eastlands by offering him in a player plus cash deal for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye in the summer.

It is believed that a £10m bid plus Javi Garcia would bring Cabaye to the Etihad Stadium. Garcia, 25, has been in and out of the City team this season, making eight appearances since signing from Benfica in a £16m deal.

It has been reported that Garcia is struggling to deal with the squad rotation policy at City and wants to move away at the end of the season. City boss Roberto Mancini is attempting to maintain his team’s morale after the damaging training ground incident with Mario Balotelli and the move for Garcia could improve team momentum. Garcia is viewed by many in City circles as a squad player who provides competition for Gareth Barry and Jack Rodwell but it seems that he wants to be a key man for City or else will seek a move away from the Premier League champions.

Boss Alan Pardew is desperately trying to improve his team’s confidence after dealing with players speaking out about his ‘negative tactics.’

Key Newcastle players such as Demba Ba have criticised the clubs playing style in an interview with L’Equipe claiming the team’s ‘long-ball football’ had damaged the team. Ba forced a £7.5m move to Chelsea shortly after his comments which escaped a fine.
The departure of Cabaye will not go down well with the Newcastle hierarchy who regard the player as a creative lynch-pin and indispensable member of the squad. The midfielder has been linked with moves to Man City, Man Utd and Barcelona in recent months but City are ready to hand Javi Garcia as a ‘sweetener.’ Garcia is desperate for first-team football ahead of Brazil 2014 where he aims to be a part of the defending Spanish champions.

Beleaguered Newcastle fans, who have seen their team win just twice in their last 16 games, do have a small piece of good news with the Frenchman beginning light-training following a groin injury. He could be back in the first team fold by mid-January- earlier than the expected February date.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

UTD111 January 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Divvent be daft!!

No way United will let Cabaye go for less that £35M you prawn!!

Mike Cashley January 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

If this was true why wouldn’t they do it now? This is the worst transfer window story I’ve heard so far so well done for that

Mystical Mike January 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm

David Villa coming to Arsenal is far worse. Gooners know better than to believe such nonsense

Tom January 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Ben Arfa wasn’t fined
Cabaye didn’t say that
What a sh!te made up story.

James January 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Cabaye aint going anywere you divvy weve just signed his best mate what a lazy journo you are

ToonOnTour January 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Haha this is absolutely terrible what am I reading?! Mike Cashley is spot on. Infact the whole article is ridiculous. Ben Arfa has never been fined for speaking out about the clubs style of play. Also, Yohan Cabaye has never said he owes it to himself to join a top four club. He has always played down the intrest. Why would he want to leave especially now when his well documented best friend has just joined the club. Have a word man.

mark January 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

What a load of utter s##t.

DD January 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Exactly what “reports” are there about this? I’ve looked everywhere and it’s only appeared here. NewsNow spamming for City + Newcastle fan clicks IMO.

ToonOnTour January 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Hold up, check this guys previous articles. ‘Sneijder new target for impatient Pardew’, ‘David Villa expected to sign for Swansea in shock move’. Double award winning writer…

Steve January 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Total made up crap

Simon January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Johan Cabayes best friend has just signed for Newcastle, so wouldn’t it be a jolly jape if he was to leave and go and play for someone else. “Come on Mathieu, try to catch up”!
Sometimes sweepings from the floor of a Manchester betting shop make it into the hands of a journalist, and they actually believe it to be true. What a prawn (sandwich)!

KK January 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Ben Arfa fined, Cabaye quoted ??? what an absolute CROCK OF SHIT


JOSE January 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Michael Somerville you are an absolute prick; printing this sort of shite – if you aren’t already qualified as a journalist you deserve to fail – this is very poor journalism; go back to spouting shite on twitter

Zico Martin January 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

It must have taken 10 minutes in you bedroom pretending to be a journo to come up with this crap

Michael Somerville January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Yes Ben arfa was fined for criticising the teams style of play.
5th paragraph down on the following link. Was last season when Newcastle got beat 3-0 by Man Utd so maybe you forgot

Michael Somerville January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Apologies for the Yohan Cabaye quote Geordies. I was 99% I had read that he had said that. Have deleted it now. Have also deleted Ben Arfa fine story as wasn’t relevant to article.

Have a nice evening

Kk January 8, 2013 at 7:29 am

As said awful article,BUT at least you’ve had the decency to reply and hold your hands up; good on you for this.

dave January 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

Forgive me if im wrong,but wasnt this the same website that said newcastle were gonna sign sneider last week lol

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