Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux and Olympique de Marseille keeping tabs on Hassan Yebda of Benfica – Ligue 1 news
Algerian international Hassan Yebda is attracting interest from French Ligue 1 sides Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique de Marseille and Girondins de Bordeaux.
The 27-year-old midfielder spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at Serie A side Napoli from Benfica. The Algerian left Ligue 1 after just one season with Les Mans in which he scored 3 goals in 23 appearances during the 2007/2008 season. Since then, the 27-year-old
has become a much-travelled footballer after having spells at Benfica, Portsmouth and Napoli.
Reports in France now indicate that PSG, Bordeaux and Marseille along with La Liga side Atletico Madrid are all interested in the tricky midfielder’s services. Marseille are currently in the market for a new midfielder following the uncertainty surrounding
the future of Lucho Gonzalez at the Stade Velodrome. Bordeaux on the other hand, tried signing the player last season but Benfica chose to send the player to Italy instead. PSG are also carefully monitoring Yebda’s situation at Benfica and are reportedly
readying an offer for the highly-sought-after Algerian.
The 2010/2011 season at Napoli turned out to be more than a decent one for Yebda. The Algerian made 29 appearances for Partenopei in the Serie A and helped the club finish third in the Serie A standings behind AC Milan and Inter Milan. Yebda joined Benfica
in the summer of 2008 on a free transfer and signed a four-year deal. With just a year left under his contract and Benfica not looking to offer him an extension, the player might consider leaving Águias this summer.
If the Algerian decides to leave the club, he will have a lot of possible places to go to. Since joining Benfica, Yebda has scored 3 goals in 25 games for the Lisbon giants. However, the midfielder might not have a future at the club any longer so Benfica
would also be looking to sell him to the highest ‘bidder’ this summer.
Napoli president, Aurelio Di Laurentiis is also keen on making Yebda’s move to Napoli permanent which means that many clubs could possibly be involved in a tug-of-war for the midfielder’s services.