Alan Pardew has clarified some things to do with yesterday’s story about Tottenham coming in for our top midfielder Yohan Cabaye in August, and Alan says there was no actual offer from Spurs for the midfielder, which in retrospect was probably good, from a Newcastle point of view.
Yohan Cabaye – great action shot of the Newcastle midfielder
There was interest late in August for Cabaye, after Luka Modric had finally been sold to Real Madrid, and Alan talked in early September about some interest in Newcastle’s top players late in then transfer window, and Yohan was one of them.
This is what the Newcastle manager said today, in an attempt to put the record right on Cabaye and Spurs:
“Fortunately there was no offer from Spurs and he didn’t get the opportunity.” “But the fact that clubs are looking at Yohan Cabaye and one or two others is natural.”
“What is important is the development of the players.” “And we give them the platform for that.” This competition (Europa League) is important.” “But the only way we will keep Yohan, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse is success.”
“Bordeaux are a very good club.” “Technically they are very good and score goals as well.”
Alan Pardew had mentioned last season Newcastle had to be successful in order to hold onto their top stars at the club, who will likely want to move on if they cannot get the success they crave at Newcastle.
Unfortunately that’s the name of the game in football, and so we’ll just have to hope that last season’s phenomenal success under Alan Pardew, in his first full season as manager of Newcastle, was not just a flash in the pan.
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