Since former French manager Laurent Blanc took over as the new manager of PSG, replacing Carlo Ancelotti, who is now managing Real Madrid, Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now the Paris club’s number one midfield target.
Yohan Cabaye – in demand in France
That’s according to French paper Le Parisien, although Cabaye has been linked previously with PSG and of course with newly promoted Monaco, who are spending money like it’s going out of style.
PSG’s central midfield players are Blaise Matuidi and Marco Verratti, and the new PSG manager wants that part of his team strengthened.
The report is that Yohan Cabaye is top of the PSG list, although no bid has been made for the French International, and the Le Parisien mentions that it would take around £15M to persuade Newcastle to let one of their top players leave the club.
When Cabaye was playing for France last summer in the European Championships and Blanc was France’s manager, Blanc called Cabaye “France’s Xavi”, and Yohan certainly was one of France’s best players in that tournament, although he did not have a stellar season for Newcastle last term.
We think it’s going to take a lot more than £15M to persuade Mike Ashley to sell, and with Joe Kinnear on board, his influence may even be good in keeping our best players at the club.
Since no bid has yet been made, we’ll have to wait and see what Newcastle do, but at £15M we expect Newcastle to turn down the offer immediately.
We need to keep all of our best players this summer – and the Newcastle fans are upset enough at the Joe Kinnear public relations nightmare.
What do you think?
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:
You can also reach Ed at email@example.com