Newcastle Signing Yohan Cabaye Has First Class Pedigree

Yohan Cabaye helped Lille do the double in France last season as they were French Champions and also won the Coupe de France.

Yohan Cabaye – now a Newcastle player

But that didn’t stop Yohan from leaving the club he joined when he  was 12 years old, from his home town club, Tourcoing back in 1998.

It was late in the day yesterday when Newcastle announced they had finally signed the 25 year-old, but Newcastle fans were delighted the deal has been done, and Yohan wasted no time in saying great things about the Newcastle club.

Cabaye said:

“This is a fantastic move for me,”

“I have enjoyed great times with Lille but the time is right now to test myself against the best and playing for Newcastle United in the Premier League does just that.”

“My first impressions of the club and the city are that it is a lovely place and the stadium is magnificent.”

After signing his contract,  Cabaye was shown around the St. James Park facility and the Benton training grounds and he was obviously impressed with the excellent facilities Newcastle have these days.

And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had returned to his office to welcome the French International to Newcastle, and Alan had this to say about his new central midfield player:

“We are delighted to have signed Yohan on a five-year contract,”

“He has a first class pedigree having proved himself at the top level in France, both for his club and the national team.”

“He will add great quality to our squad and I am really looking forward to working with him.”

Cabaye signed a five year deal at the club worth around £1.5M/year, which is about half the wages both Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan are currently getting on Tyneside.

Yohan will now get a three week break before he reports back to Newcastle on July 4th for pre-season training,  and then the lads will embark on their tour of America.

It’s terrific to have Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle and we warmly welcome the young Frenchman.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • hainesy

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1


  • StuW

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    So, he is on around 30k pw…good wage for a player of his class. Cannot wait to see him in the black and white.

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    ed can you make the font a tiny bit bigger m8,,, n cabaye is a good start,, if we get,,
    n a new good LB in bi the 4th of july then get a few in after then a think we’ll have a good chance of a good (hopefuls) top 8ish finish n we can build from there

  • toonruz

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    ilovetoon8788 and ho mo may be there mackem because there allways looking for argiuements on this blog with some 1

  • hainesy

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I would love to see Nolan and Barton leave for around 8M and see us pull in Drenthe from Madrid for about 5M and on about 40k a week. Takes about 50k of the wage bill and leaves 3M left for whatever!

  • archaeomag

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Is it just me, or does he look like Ryan Giggs long lost brother?

  • hainesy

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Cwarr doesn’t half post some crap- Pardew met with a target yesterday but it wasn’t N’Zogbia #nufc – Well that wasn’t obvious!

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Whens the first game in the states?

  • Angryman the (Mildly) Angry fan

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #9

    The bird in the bravisimo advert is worth one!!

    Just thought Id throw that out there!

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #10

    but still kinda hope/think we wont get ba but if we get him in for free then we can get a good LB in with PL experience but naylor wud be a big letdown tbh like

  • Angryman the (Mildly) Angry fan

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Cwarr is a total fekwit!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    we still need to sign 5 more players in which of them must be 2 forwards

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    archaeomag dnt think he is giggsys brother or hed be shagging cabayes missus

  • Toonpiper

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    “Was talking to Alan Carr’s wife and she reckons her father in law has scouted some class signings”

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    if you ever needed proff shola was a super hero here it is hes bloody flying

  • samag

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #16

    aweeeeeeeeeh T….iote

    class signing, sounds thrilled to be here unlike some of our current crop. overpriced and overpaid brits. always easier and cheaper to bring a foreigner who is dying for the job. a crack at the EPL. teach the english bunch some humility!

  • Davies

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Angry. I disagree. She’s worth two at least.

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    alan carr is gay the thik c**t warris is blatantly blowing chunks of bull out his arse now like HAHHH

  • toonruz

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Cwarr works for nufc so people need to get there facts right b4 they acuse

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20

    it sed in the journal cabaye was a great lad like so he’ll help the dressing room

  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #21

    Haha Mr.T i like the font. Keep it the same Ed!

    Hop the transfer window goes something like this…

    Enrique – £10,000,000
    Barton – £5,000,000
    Ameobi – £1,000,000
    Ranger – Loan
    Vuckic – Loan

    N’Zogbia – £10,000,000
    Gervinho – £10,000,000
    Long – £5,000,000
    Neil Taylor – £1,000,000
    Ba – Free

    GK – Krul
    RB – Simpson
    CB – S.Taylor
    CB – Coloccini
    LB – N.Taylor
    RM – Gervinho
    CM – Tiote
    CM – Cabaye
    LM – N’Zogbia
    CF – Ben Arfa
    ST – Ba

    Sub1 – Harper
    Sub2 – Williamson
    Sub3 – R.Taylor
    Sub4 – Nolan
    Sub5 – Jonas
    Sub6 – Best
    Sub7 – Long

  • Toonpiper

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #22

    @Mr T: lol I made that up 🙂

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    awww toonpiper you twit a believed yah,, wel cwarr still BS’S every1

  • Toonpiper

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #24

    That was my point! 😉

  • Angryman the (Mildly) Angry fan

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Don’t care whether he is part of the luminati, he has yet to get anything right in the last 3 transfer windows!
    Actually, it would make sense if he did work at Nufc!! Coz they’re all f11cking clueless up there anyway!!

  • Toonpiper

    Jun 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #26

    If cwarr works at NUFC, maybe he can put a few extra onions on my burger at the next home game

  • bollokheed

    Jun 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #27

    some people on here do my head in,PAUL,was an octopus not a squid ffs!


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