Yaya Toure is the best player in Premier League, says Yohan Cabaye

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye says Manchester City star Yaya Toure is the best player in the Premier League

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Yaya Toure scored six league goals in 32 appearances last season Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Yohan Cabaye has claimed that Yaya Toure is the best player in the Premier League ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Manchester City on Saturday.

The Ivory Coast international was sorely missed by the Citizens during the Africa Cup of Nations, with Roberto Mancini’s side dropping four points in the midfielder’s absence.

Toure, who joined City from Barcelona in a £24m deal in 2010, boasts an impressive record against the Magpies, scoring three goals in his last two appearances.

And France international Cabaye ranks Toure as the best player in the English top-flight, ahead of the African’s team-mates Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Carlos Tevez.

“Every time, it is the best feeling for me when we play against the best players in the world,” he told the Sun.

“On Tuesday, it was Spain and, on Saturday, it is going to be Yaya Toure. He is the best in the Premier League.

“Toure is the best, because he can defend, he can score, he can play up offensively and defensively. He is the complete midfielder and he deserves to be
where he is.

“Kun Aguero, David Silva, Carlos Tevez and many more are all fantastic players. I do not want to say their stars are less good than Yaya Toure. But when Yaya misses a game, like at Everton, they lost.

“It is going to be totally different than the Spain midfield but it is going to be tough as well. We will have a big, big job to do to stop City.”

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