It’s not hard to understand why Newcastle will get most of their players in the future from France.
Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle is a legendary club
Newcastle have an excellent name in France, which has been made even better last season by the way in which they have handled Ben Arfa and his broken leg, as the 24 year-old has painstakingly recuperated at the Clairfontaine Football Academy, just south of Paris from his double fracture.
The other aspect in Newcastle’s favor is that the wages paid in France are fairly low, and players get increased wages in the Premier League, as we have witnessed with new signing Yohan Cabaye.
Yohan talked to the Newcastle press corps after his signing, and talked in glowing terms about Newcastle:
“I am very happy to be in Newcastle. It’s my first transfer and I am joining a big, legendary club,”
“There was talk of Liverpool and Arsenal but Newcastle were the club who made the move for me and I really like Alan Pardew’s strategy and how he told me he wants to play.”
“I heard of other interest, but I didn’t hesitate for one second to join Newcastle because they have an ambitious project.”
Yohan was polite and well mannered during his interviews last night, which were done through an interpreter, and he has already been looking at property in the Newcatsle area.
It seems he wants to quickly buy a house in the area and settle, and that’s a good sign he is already fully committed to Newcastle.
We only want players who want to play for Newcastle, and it’s very obvious that this Frenchman would have swam over the English Channel to sign for the club.
That’s good enough for us.