Massadio Haidara was interviewed in the Newcastle Journal today, and he talks about one of our best players – Yohan Cabaye – who he didn’t know much when he first arrived on Tyneside in January.
Yohan Cabaye – one of Newcastle’s top players
Yohan was drafted in as captain in February, after Fabricio Coloccini injured his back against Swansea, and it seems that Yohan was already acting the part of captain when he welcomed the five new Frenchmen to the club in January.
This is what the 20 year-old told the Journal about Yohan today:
“Of course I want Yohan to remain at Newcastle United this summer,” “He’s a really important player for the club and for the team. He’s a great player and has certainly shown how important he is for Newcastle and for the French national team too.”
“From a personal point of view I didn’t really know Yohan that well before I came to Newcastle – I had played against him before and he’s one of the players who gave me the warmest welcome, and I’d like to express my thanks to him for that.”
“He really helped me to settle and I get on very well with him – just like I do for the rest of the team.”
Massadio’s not the only one who wants to see Yohan stay at Newcastle this summer, and Yohan has many admirable qualities, apart from his football.
Cabaye struggled as the Newcastle captain over the last few months of the season, but in subsequent interviews he has said he did his very best fro the club – which of course he did.
But Yohan is still being tracked by Monaco and maybe PSG, and Monaco’s Sporting Director Vadim Vasilyev has commented that he’s an interesting player.
But they are now linked with Real Madrid’s Ronaldo with an £80M bid being lined up, so maybe they want to spend more money on bigger players than Yohan this summer.
We hope so.
Maybe Monaco’s goal is to spend as much money as possible this summer (as if that was good), and Cabaye would be just too cheap? 😀
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