Yohan Cabaye To Sign For Newcastle On Friday

With all the twists and turns that have gone on with Gervinho this week, it’s good to know that Newcastle will make their first signing of the summer within the next few days.

Yohan Cabaye – will sign for Newcastle on Friday

Yohan Cabaye will become a Newcastle United player before the weekend, and he will be Newcastle’s first signing of the summer, and the French International will cost €5M (about £4.3M) and that has to be a good buy for the club.

Cabaye is still on international duty with France – they play in the Ukraine tonight – but the French press say he is due in Newcastle on Friday and will take a medical and then sign a five-year deal, with the compensation already being agreed for the player.

That will be a good start for Newcastle and it’s a great price, and it was a release clause in the 25 year old’s contract at Lille.

Yohan joined Lille back in 1998 as a 12 year-old and made his debut for the club in 2004, and since then he has played 253 times with 39 goals for the French Champions,

He is a box-to-box midfielder and  Cabaye stands 5’9″ tall and played for all the French Youth side from U16 through U21, and so far has 3 full caps for his country.

He looks to be a great signing for the Tyneside club.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    About time something gets confirmed..

  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Replacement for Barton?

  • MacToon

    Jun 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Replacement for Smith? hopefully 😉

  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    probably Thump.

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Not done till it’s done, but this feels genuine. Some of the mass hysteria on here recently has had me scratching my head, and I said I wouldn’t post until we actually signed someone…….but I couldn’t resist. Transfer Hysteria must be catching!

  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Haha, a block of wood hammered into the centre circle would replace Smith Mactoon!

  • spitfire_

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Replacement for Nolan… Nolan is gone.

  • bristolmagpie

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    I thought they played ukraine on monday?


    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Our captain for next season?


  • MacToon

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Lol agree @ Stuart, so he’s replacing barton, Smith and Nolan….. what a good buy he’ll be.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    West Ham have offered £3M for Nolan

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    @ WWJBD // Jun 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    If Nolan leaves, Collo would be my captain with Saylor or Tiote as Vice captain

  • dannyk9

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #13

    no gervinho tho i see ?? some 1 said thursday big announcement when its friday cabaye signs ppl talk shit

  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Don’t get my hopes up MacToon!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    good start i guess if we sign him on friday

  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    seen him play for france the other night looks tidy enough doesnt take many chances.

  • P.I.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Neil Taylor – Thursday (tomorrow)
    Cabaye – Friday
    Gervinho – Next Monday
    N’Zogbia – Next Wednesday


  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Where’d you come up with them days like P.I.?

  • P.I.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Finger on the pulse kid, got a crystal ball sat at home, given to me by some bleurk call’d Cwu-arr!

  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Fair one, I wont put too much stock in them then.

  • P.I.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #21

    ha-ha, no i wouldnt if i were you Stuart, sorry mate.

  • Brutooon

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Cabaye is a replacement of smith, barton and nolan!

    3 players out

    One good player in

  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #23

    threadbare squad even thinner….

    One player cant replace three Brutoon.

  • marek1987

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    France will play against Poland tomorrow.

  • alienhunter

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    A few of you.. have a word with yourselves man… you reacting like 13 year old hysterical school girls… is it really that easy to make people suck in and believe an article? I thought everyone knew that the tabloids are like comics … seems not!

    1) Cabaye is a top top player. Anyone who suggests otherwise really doesn’t know what they are talking about to be honest. Its a real coup we somehow have got him here, yet some posters are still finding a reason to complain. Man, your lives must be awful if you can find the negative in this .. you have my pity.

    2) Some of you are like a gaggle of gossiping old housewives. Listen to yourselves. One person stupidly suggests that he will replace 3 players.. and then a whole group latch on and believe it. Get some perspective man. You REALLY believe this?

    3.) We sign the top, up and coming midfielder in France whose coach claims hes good enough for Barcelona and French press are aghast he has joint a mid table team, and someone moaning about Gervinho. Some of you could find the negative in anything man.

    Try changing your outlook just a little. With Ashley healthy scepticism is needed, but try seeing things the way they are instead of being hyper hysterical bedwetters!

  • OttersPocket

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #26

    alienhunter – Well Said. Sick of all the hysteria when any rumour comes out.
    Players leaving – Ashley and Pardew are stupid destroying club selling best players
    Players coming in – Ashley will never spend that much he is destroying club.
    when things are concrete then lets have an opinion instead of getting worked up on rumours in press

  • i Toon

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #27

    i was thiinking Cabaye would be our 2nd signing or don’t we count Mehdi Abeid cause he is a youngster

  • P.I.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Dont know if Mehdi Abeid signing has been officially announced by the club has it?
    @Alienhunter – spoken like Hicks there me owld shiner. Liked it.

    Im putting myself forward as Hudson
    “Will someone tell me how to get outta this chicken sh*t outfit”

  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Is it me or do we seem to enjoy selling our captains? Scotty Parker was our captain, he was sold, Geremi came in and was made captain, he was sold, Butt last season, let go, and Smith, Nolan, Barton all been captain – Au Revoir…
    Maybe we should make Xisco captain, might be able to get rid of him then…

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Stuart // Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    [Cabaye replacing] probably Thump?

    Thump’s leaving us too?

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #31

    alienhunter // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    There now, that’s towld them strite!

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #32

    The Time’s have reported that Jose may just sit tight and run his contract down to leave on a free beacuse Liverpuke have cooled their interest!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    alienhunter – Well said. Some people here are just too fickle and are never happy always searching for the negative in a positive.

  • Sav

    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #34

    “Cabaye, Kaboom, Cheick, Cheick the TOON!”

  • toontoon_andyb

    Jun 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #35

    alienhunter love it well said…..hope to see cabaye made a toon player for real this weekend then put that one to rest then consentrate on gettin the others in (gervinho pretty plz)

  • Graeme

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #36

    We still need 2 Strikers who can cope with the skill and pace or our new midfield/ wingers!!

    Please dont say Bambi & Best, they are no more than back-up in a half decent side!!!

  • geordieal

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #37

    If we could somehow pull off the signings to of gervinho and nzogbia, I’d be happy with those 2 either side of tiote and cabaye, Ben arfa floating around even Leon best and I’d bet we’d have at least a side challenging the top 6, would love it if we can keep Enrique, but if he goes to Barcelona then fair dues to the lad and I hope he goes on to prove a truly great player that only Geordies give him the credit for, Barton, gutierrez and Nolan on the bench, one can dream. Lol

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #38

    Alienhunter, good points, well made. I hugely doubt that we will get Gervinho ( Arsenal I think ) but the negativity and anger amongst Toon fans has to be read to be believed. Is it no wonder the southern press laugh at you with this hysteria?


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