Some of the inside information surrounding Newcastle’s capture of Yohan Cabaye are coming to light.
Charles N’Zogbia – recommended Newcastle to Yohan
Charles N’Zogbia and former center-back David Rozehnal, who signed back in 2007 from PSG, both recommended Newcastle to the Frenchman, and he has also revealed he watched some videos of Newcastle, including their 5-1 walloping of Sunderland last year.
Well, that would have done the trick.
This is what Cabaye said through interpreters after he signed last night:
“I spoke to Charles N’Zogbia and David Rozehnal before joining Newcastle. They both said it was a good choice to come to Newcastle,”
“They said I would have a great time, especially with the fans.” “And those fans appear special. Before signing for Newcastle, I watched some videos on the internet, and particularly the game against Sunderland when Newcastle won 5-1.”
“I could see there was a great atmosphere in the stadium, and I really want to see what it’s like to play at St James’ Park and in the Premier League.”
“I’m very excited about playing at St James’ Park, now I hope I can adapt quickly to the Premier League.” “I hope I can excite the fans here with my football, and I would love to score for Newcastle and see the reaction of the supporters at St James’ Park.”
“But first I must adapt to the football and the city, and get to know my team-mates.” “I also have to adapt to the style of play in England, as it’s very different to France. This is the first time I have moved from my home region, and I want to be ready for the new season.”
There’s constant news about N’Zogbia wanting to return to Newcastle, but we wonder what may happen if Arsenal go after the 25 year-old talented winger?
And Newcastle will hardly want to pay an inflated £12M for the lad from Wigan, when other clubs are being offered the player for £3M less than that.
There’s not doubt that Yohan Cabaye is a very good technical player, and Charles N’Zogbia would be another very good signing for Newcastle, and would add some much needed flair to the side.
In our vote on the home page, 47% think N’Zogbia is not worth £12M, and 46% think he is – with 7% undecided.
What do you think?