We had mentioned last night that the rumor that Yohan Cabaye was in Monaco and had already had passed a medical, would need to be addressed by Newcastle today, whether it was true or not – and true to form the club have denied today the story has any truth in it at all.
Yohan Cabaye – no offers for the midfielder
We had cautioned that it all started with a tweet from French Football writer Robin Bairner, and he claimed the news was on the L’Equipe 21 web-site – but we couldn’t find anything on Cabaye passing a medical – and Robin also said he had it from a “sure source” who was in the medical team at Monaco FC – but it was all false.
And indeed Newcastle have said that no offers have been received for any of their top stars including Cabaye – who is currently on holiday – after playing twice for France in their friendlies against Uruguay and Brazil in South America.
The Independent is reporting the news, and they are saying the deal was supposed to be for €28M (£23M) – which would have been a good price for the French International.
The news is that Yohan Cabaye remains part of Alan Pardew’s plans – and it will take a huge fee to move him this summer, since he’s also owner Mike Ashley’s favorite player on Tyneside.
And Yohan should be back to his best form once the new season opens, and he’ll be better off for the difficulties he went through in the last three months of the season with Newcastle.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – as the saying goes – and if that’s true quite a number of our players should be better off for last season’s travails.
But if that kind of a real offer did come in for Cabaye this summer, we think Newcastle would sell.
What do you think?
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