It turns out that the last time Yohan Cabaye was in the Lille dressing room, he told Gervinho to come and join him at Newcastle.
Cabaye -told Gervinho to join him at Newcastle
And Cabaye is even saying he thinks Gervinho would want to come to Newcastle, but things are very muddled with the Ivory Coast International, as it seems that multiple agents seem to be representing him, and each tells a different story. 🙁
Cabaye completed his £4.5M move from French club Lille, and he has already put in an offer on a house in the Newcastle area – so he plans a long stay on Tyneside – good.
This is the first ever transfer move for Cabaye, and he joined Lille back in 1998 and stayed loyal to them over 13 years, and it looks like he plans to do the same thing at Newcastle, and see out at least the next five years on Tyneside.
And from what we’ve seen of this lad so far, he could well become a firm favorite among Newcastle fans, and fairly quickly too.
The 25 year-old told the Sunday Sun today:
“Gervinho is a player I like a lot – on and off the pitch.”“When we played together in Lille, I told him he must come and join me at Newcastle as well! I think he listened. Now we will see what happens.”
“The French connection didn’t influence my decision to join Newcastle, but I took the advice of Dumas, N’Zogbia, David Rozenhal into account in moving here.”
“I was especially concerned to find out about the desires that the manager had,” “I went and talked to him and he answered all my questions. That was very important.”
“I was very impressed by Alan, he said he likes to play football in a passing style and he also knew a lot about me.”
“He answered all the questions I had. I knew it was the right move after talking to him.”
We’ve been surprised at how good Alan has looked as Newcastle manager, and he certainly seems to get on well with his players, and is fairly level headed after games.
It certainly seems that Yohan is a good capture for Newcatsle in many ways and we cannot wait to see this lad playing in central midfield for Newcastle next season – he looks a gifted player.
The more we think about Yohan Cabaye, the more we think it’s a terrific first deal for Newcastle this summer.