Yohan Cabaye Signs On At Newcastle – Great News!


News tonight that Newcastle signed French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye from last season’s French Champions Lille.

Yohan Cabaye – signs on at Newcastle – great!

The midfielder got his 4th cap for France last night against Poland, in which another Newcastle target Charles N’Zogbia scored the winning goals for France in their 1-0 victory.

Yohan wasted no time in getting to Newcastle today, and the club has just issued the news that Yohan has signed a five year deal at Newcastle.

The Newcastle  club has also issued the following information and facts about the 25 year old:

  • Cabaye was born on January 14, 1986, in Tourcoing – a city in northern France just outside Lille.
  • His father, Didier, was a former footballer with Lens and spent a year there at the age of 16 before suffering a double leg fracture which ended his career there. Cabaye Senior went on to play for amateur clubs Stade Jean-Macé and US Tourcoing, which later merged to form Tourcoing FC.
  • Yohan played for hometown club Tourcoing FC at the age of five, and after seven years in their youth academy joined Lille.
  • He progressed through the ranks at Lille and six years after arriving at the club made his professional debut in the 2004/05 season. That campaign also coincided with Lille winning the Intertoto Cup.
  • A creative midfielder, Cabaye has represented France at under 16, under 18, under 19, under 20, and under 21 level, wearing the captain’s armband for the latter.
  • He helped the under 19s to the 2005 European Under 19 Football Championship, before representing the under 20s at the Toulon Tournament the following year.
  • Cabaye was called up to the French senior team for the first time under new manager Laurent Blanc and made his international debut in August in a friendly against Norway.
  • He was called back into the squad in September for Les Bleus’ European Championships qualification matches against Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but withdrew because of injury.
  • Cabaye won his fourth international cap on Thursday night as France beat Poland 1-0 in Warsaw.
  • Last season Cabaye played a key role in Lille clinching not only the Lique 1 title – their first championship since 1953/54 – but also the Coupe de France, where they defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final. It was the club’s first double since the 1945/46 season and Cabaye’s maiden domestic honors.

This is Newcastle first signing of the summer, and maybe Newcastle can bring back N’Zogbia to Tyneside, and then Newcastle will have three current French Internationals in Cabaye, N’Zogbia and of course the great Ben Arfa.

Johan seems tremendous value for Newcastle at only £4.5M, and his wages are estimated at around £30K/week, and Yohan will likely share the central midfield duties at Newcastle with Cheick Tiote.

An excellent first signing for the club.

We warmly welcome Yohan Cabaye to Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.



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129 comments so far

  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Thought you would’ve went with my great headline. “Cabaye says wey aye to the toon!”

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Brilliant signing!!! Bargain aswell 🙂 Cant wait to see him in black and white, might get his name on the back of my top. I think im unlucky though. Last year i got Ben Arfa then he broke his leg and got Carrol and he left 🙁 This year might get Cabaye and N’Zogbia/Gervinho/Tiote in that order.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil Taylor next, he’s told Swansea that he wants to come to Newcastle, on holidays in spain at the moment. For 1 mil, he will be a superb signing

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Really cant wait to see him play next season now the question is will he be in the starting 11 straight away?

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Sounds great 🙂 not rated highly on FIFA though 😉

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Well done to Carr and Pardew and getting this guy in. Great price and hopfully will turn out to be another great signing

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #8
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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #9

    great signing and great article ED =] like the way the information is set

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  • Kurt

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #10

    at last some posetive news

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #11

    btw, this Neil Taylor deal supposidly we can offer 1 million and speak to him but tht doesnt mean we can sign him for 1million it can still cost what the club wants.. ridiculous clause but clever(from swanseas point) if you think about it

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes finaly 🙂

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  • northernracoon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #13

    can defo see cabaye and tiote in centre mid !!

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  • Spuggy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Cabaye Love Love
    Cabaye Love Love
    Cabaye Love Love

    Even joey tells me so……

    Yes I’m drinking.

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #15

    GT89 but if the player agrees then it is £1m no? I don’t get it

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #16

    GT89

    Where did you hear that?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Andy – no mate its like a £1million pound deposit… we offer £1million swansea have to agree to let him speak to us if he agrees then we need to negotiate a fee with Swansea, they could turn round and say well we want say £4million.. you see what i mean?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #18

    great start i thought that we will confirm mehdi abedi today with cabaye but it didnt happened

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeah, so really it’s not really a release clause at all. Bit of a pointless one?

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  • JackButler

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #20

    GT89
    news down here is that swansea have reluctantly accepted the 1mil offer and the player has told swansea he wants to talk to the powers that be in newcastle. Not sure if the fee will be more than 1mil, they only 150,000 for him from wrexham, but at 2, even 3 mil he would be a great signing

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #21

    a was reading an article from Jenkins the swansea chairman cant remember wher was online somewher though but it was direct quotes from him saying it all.. n tht he didnt want to sell Taylor and he didnt have to sell him, but did say he wouldnt stand in his way if he wants to leave

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  • JackButler

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #22

    *paid*

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  • Shane Long aka perhaps some other sh!te

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #23

    WOOOOOO! Let Liverfool blow big bucks on vastly overrated Henderson, this guy will come up trumps for a fraction of the price!

    Now hasten the activity AP! 😀

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Anyways hate to say i told you so but at 17:58 i said in the next 10 minutes cabaye signing will be announced. Needless to say i am the new sauce of this blog. Any transfer rumours you got just ask away 😉 haha

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  • kilcline

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    So as i see it (and a fellow blogger), next season is likely to look like this:

    —————————-Krul

    Simpson——-Taylor———Coloccini—-N Taylor

    Jonas———Tiote———–Capaye——Ferguson

    —————————Ben Arfa

    —————————-Best

    I would rather Gosling right back.

    Must go all out for a class striker, not fussed about Gervinho (would still love him)

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #26

    jesus his wages have went down from the 6o thousand a week he was getting last week,
    maybe thats why the medical took so long,
    ashley must of been trying to convince him,
    to take a wage cut already,haha

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Andy – yeah daft really but suppose its clever on Swansea’s behalf..

    JackButler – Great news if its accepted he really is a cracking young player.. people keep comparing him to Perch but they really need to stop it.. he’s nothing like him he’s actually really good

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  • kilcline

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #28

    @jackbutler

    How good is Taylor? What’s his main assets?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #29

    kilcline – caBaye not caPaye haha.!

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Andy what sauce are you? I prefer ketchup 😉

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  • JackButler

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #31

    GT89
    comparing him to perch is stupid, Taylor has massive potential, but is a very raw talent, most people were the same with Gareth Bale and look at him now. I’ve watched Taylor a few times this season and he stands out as a brilliant talent, would love to see him sign for us

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #32

    its YOHAN not Johan

    “Johan seems tremendous value….”

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  • northernracoon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #33

    nest season i think a realistic starting 11 could be

    …………………………..krul…………………
    simpson…saylor………collo……….enriq
    nzogbia …tiote……cabaye…………jonas.
    ……………………ben arfa…………………
    ……………………???????…………………..

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #34

    kilcline his main asset is hes cheap

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  • Andy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #35

    i like to think of myself as a mix between tomato and barbecue. Some call me tomarbeque

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  • kilcline

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #36

    @GT89

    My bad, old age gets to us all

    HWTL

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #37

    NottsGeordie, Just read your post a 3 and was wondering. Why don’t you but a scum players name on your shirt?

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #38

    GT89

    I woldt say its smart from Swansea. If he didnt have that clause Newcastle wouldnt of bidded and Swansea wouldnt be losing the LB 😀

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  • Spuggy

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Arfa, Tiote and Cabaye…. someone is doing something right on the scouting and buying front!! Best scouting system weve had in for years.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #40

    northernracoon – swap Zogbia and Jonas around then both in they true position and maybe wack Gosling in at right back instead of Simmo and we’ll be sorted if we can get a good striker in

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