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Newcastle Make Offer For Mathieu Valbuena According To Reports

10 years ago

Newcastle have made an opening offer for Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena according to media reports.

Despite being under contract until 2017, Marseille have already made clear that they are willing to sell the French international this summer to help enable them to rebuild their team. The French club are way off the pace this season, currently in sixth place and a massive 32 points off top team PSG.

Valbuena looks a certainty to be on the plane to Brazil and he lined up alongside Yohan Cabaye in France’s last match against Holland.

The Marseille player isn’t the biggest goalscorer and five is his highest league total down the years, this year he has scored twice but also made seven assists, the kind of creativity Newcastle are desperate for.

Full of experience, the midfielder has played all of his football at Marseille and as well as league and cup honours, he also has played extensively in the Champions League.

Not surprisingly other clubs are also said to be interested with Tottenham claimed to have made initial contact as well as Atletico Madrid.

At 29 you would have previously assumed Mathieu Valbuena fell outside Mike Ashley’s area of interest but the recent reliance on loan signings would appear to indicate that anything goes at St.James’ Park these days.

Like everything else at Newcastle United these days, what happens in the summer with regard to Valbuena, or anybody else, is open to question.


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