Alan Pardew is a very good man-manager, and his players seem to respect him at Newcastle, and Alan has talked today about Yohan Cabaye, with the French schemer being the most likely to leave Newcastle this summer, with PSG, Manchester United and Monaco having all expressed an interest in the 22 times capped French International.
Yohan Cabaye – fully focused at Newcastle
And Yohan showed his class after we were 3-0 down at Rio Ave on Saturday night in the first half, and he had a couple of good shots just wide of the target, before hitting an upright just before half time, and for his first pre-season game of the season he looked at times what he is – a classy player.
Alan Pardew not surprisingly is hoping he can keep the Frenchmen on Tyneside, and we know that Newcastle will only sell him if we get a bid close to £25M, and that will probably not happen – at least not this summer.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today, when asked if he though Yohan would be leaving Newcastle this summer:
“Not really.” “I feel like all of our players there is a value to Yohan. Obviously he is a player I want to keep.” “He is a great technical player and his personality is fantastic.”
“It’s a big season for him. He will be a starter for France at the World Cup.” “It’s important for him. He is focused very much on us.” “There’s no bid for him as we speak now.”
“Until such time as there is he is a Newcastle United player.” “Yohan’s a total, 100% professional.” “Anything else that’s said is all the speculation. It will go on.“ “It’ll always go on around quality players like him, like with Rooney and Ronaldo.”
“It’s part and parcel of being a big player.” “Yohan had a couple of special moments.” “It showed his quality.”
Cabaye did make some comments earlier in the summer that he could be interested in a move to PSG and/or Manchester United – or words to that effect, and those comments were not well received by Geordie fans.
We’re sure Yohan is a top class professional, and because of that he will be sticking in and getting himself fit this summer, and giving 100% to his current club.
But that will not stop him from moving to another club this summer, but only if an astronomical bid comes in for him.
And what Newcastle have to watch out for, is that we don’t get a very late bid for him in the transfer window, and then we are unable to replace, since that’s what happened in January, 2011 with a certain Andrew Carroll.
27 year-old Yohan is a good player, no doubt about it, and he seems to like playing at Newcastle, so we really hope we can keep Cabaye at the club for the upcoming season.
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