It’s fairly obvious that Yohan Cabaye is one of the best central midfielders in the Premier League, and as he showed again on Sunday against Southampton he can help control a game from his midfield position.
Yohan Cabaye scoring the penalty on Sunday against Southampton
And there was news a week or so ago that both Arsenal and Manchester United were interested in signing the player in the summer – so we would expect some bids to come in for him – but the size of those bids will determine if he leaves Newcastle.
There has been fresh speculation about those two top clubs coming for the French international and one such report is in the Italian site TuttoMercato.
Newcastle signed Yohan from Lille only eighteen months ago and he’s been an enormous success in the Newcastle shirt, and he;’s now one of France’s best players as he demonstrated last summer at the Euro 2012 Championships.
Newcastle signed him for £4M via the release clause in his contract and the reports are saying he has a release clause of £34M in his Newcastle contract – nice one Mike Ashley.
As we know every player had their price at Newcastle, and that’s also true at most clubs these days – but it will take a lot more than the £17M Manchester United are said to be willing to offer to get Yohan away from the Magpies.
And with his best friend Mathieu Debuchy on board and several other top French players arriving at Newcastle last month, from a personal viewpoint he will hardly want to leave Newcastle – a club he has often said he loves.
If a club comes along with £34M we think Newcastle will sell – but it will take that much to get him – he’s such a great player in the Premier league.
And there are rumors that Newcastle are putting together a new contract for Yohan, and that would be fitting, because whatever the club are paying him in wages – he’s worth more than that.
It will take an Andy Carroll like bid for Yohan Cabaye not to be at Newcastle this September – and he can then Newcastle in a realistic assault on the top four and Champions League football.
What do you think?
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