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Red Devils Make Big Move For Top Newcastle Midfielder

12:21 am, Sunday, July 21st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

The People is reporting this Sunday that Manchester United have launched a £15M bid for Newcastle French International Yohan Cabaye, who captained Newcastle in the 3-1 defeat at Rio Ave in Portugal.

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Yohan Cabaye – Manchester United lodge bid

The news comes from Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle Newcastle supporter and he says Manchester United are the first club to bid for the 27 year-old.

French clubs PSG and Monaco are also thought to be keen on acquiring the 22 times capped French International, who has improved immensely on Tyneside, since joining Newcastle for £4.3M two years ago from then French Champions Lille.

It’s not clear what frame of mind Yohan Cabaye is in, and Alan Pardew was to talk to the Frenchman after he returned to training last week.

But Newcastle will certainly not let Cabaye leave for £15M, and the Red Devils will have to increase their bid for Newcastle to accept it, especially with big spenders PSG and Monaco being interested.

However, Cabaye’s head was turned last summer when Arsenal were said to have moved for him in late August, so a lot depends on whether Cabaye wants to leave Newcastle, and he still has three years left on his five-year deal on Tyneside.

However, it may be hard to turn down a move to one of the most successful clubs in world football.

But we still think it will take closer to £25M for Newcastle to allow Cabaye to leave Tyneside.

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Tags: Contracts · Transfer News and Rumours · Yohan Cabaye




18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon1978 // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    By the time the southern press are finished we wont be able to field a team!

  • 2 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Haha, I think we should offer £3m for Nani.

  • 3 G // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    The second I read this was reported in the People, I knew it was complete horse p**s.

  • 4 Tsunki // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    If its true he would be stupid not to go and we would be stupid not to sell him. IF.

  • 5 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Use the Cabaye money to sign Benteke and forget about Gomis. Also go for Siem De Jong and Zarate.

  • 6 Uncertain Toon // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    A bidding war for Cabaye? Could get the 25 million for him!

  • 7 true toon // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Let him go.
    We are going to be relegated anyway… We are a joke of a club at the moment.

  • 8 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    I don’t think Cabaye’s that influential anyway. Sell him for £25m and sign De Jong and Benteke for £27m.

  • 9 Ginger // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Kets

    Benteke just signed a new contract, his transfer fee will be through the roof and I highly doubt he’ll want to leave.

  • 10 nick_9 // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Kets the same benteke who just signed a new four year deal at his club? He won’t cost much will he haha.

    I sincerely hope we are looking at bringing in two strikers as well as cisse and not instead of. We cannot be in a situation where one injury could see us lacking very badly again and cisse is very hit and miss with out current playing style or lack of. Remy and gomis for me out of the linked strikers would go nicely, either Sinclair or once would make a nice replacement or improvement on Jonas as well. It would be nice to get someone over the line soon so they can have a preseason with us. Cabaye I’m not fussed about leaving if the price is right, a. 40 million price tag should see Ashley put £20 back in the kitty :/

  • 11 stan anderson // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    What self respecting footballer would want to join our club,unless it is just for the money,but we dont pay big money anyway,so none will arrive here.

  • 12 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    I’d like to say ket him go, but knowing this club he will not be replaced so, it would have to be really stupid money. But I hardly think Man U will want him after the season he had, he was good, but not a world beater by any means, and that is what they want.

  • 13 lesh // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    By all means let Cabaye go if he wants – but not to a perm team. PSG or Monaco no problems if he goes abroad.

    As fat as those among us who are spending Cabaye’s fee on De Jong et al, do they nit realise that we’re talking about buying human beings who may not want to be anywhere near Newcastle United!

  • 14 lesh // Jul 21, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    • a perm team = a prem team!

  • 15 Rozzy // Jul 21, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Why does moyes think he can pay peanuts for players. £15m for Cabaye when he’s worth £25m and £25m for Fabregas when he’s worth around £35m to £40m. He’s a bit of an idiot if you ask me.

  • 16 Premiership Manager // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Rozzy £15M for Cabaye is a good price, he’s a good player but if you look at his assists and goal tally, for an attacking midfielder he hasn’t set the world on fire.

    More importantly if we do get a genuine offer why would he want to stay?

    Ashley wants out and if he has to asset strip the club to recoup his investment then that is what he’ll do, buy cheap, sell at maximum profit.

    He won’t be happy with the Cisse situation as he won’t be making a profit on that one and it was the same with Ba however players like Cabaye, HBA, Sissoko, Mbwia, Krull and Santon will all bring in a healthy profit. However if we get relegated or perform poorly the players values will plummet and the situation with the club will worsen.

    You would think that Ashley would realise this change his regime however when appoint executives like Kinnear you get everything you ask for and unfortunately for us fans it will be another season of misery.

    The key element for any club is stability, it’s something Pardue, Lambias and Ashley promised but has failed to deliver. With unrest in the dressing room and board room it’s going to be another one of those seasons.

    The defeat in Portugal highlighted how vunerable we are against teams scoring early and they took us apart in the same way Liverpool did last season. I hate to say it but I’m just not looking forward to this season.

  • 17 geordiemark // Jul 21, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    the first club that agrees to pay ashley 25 million will get cabaye simple as that, the result last night well did we expect anything else from a manager who knows only 1 tactic defend and they cant even do that right

    as far as i can see the only cure for us this season is if ashley sells the club but god knows who would buy it

  • 18 numba9 // Jul 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Ashley wants us to maybe just stay up with him spending bare minimum to get the prem sky money which is flirting with relegation which you get parachute pay, for little does he know that we aren’t nailed on to get promotion because we are a big club.raking it in from all angles ticket sales merchandise and needs boycotting




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