Arsenal are the first club to put in a formal bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, but the bid of around £12M was immediately rejected by the Magpies.
Yohan Cabaye - Arsenal bid rejected
It’s probably to be expected that Arsenal are now bidding for new players, after they were humiliated 3-1 at home on Saturday by a good-looking Aston Villa side, who were worthy winners over the 90 minutes.
Newcastle have described the Arsenal bid as derisory, but Arsenal are also said to be interested in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United player – and they have bid around £20M for the 20 year-old.
With only two weeks left in the transfer window, Newcastle fans we can expect more bids coming in for the 27 year-old French International midfielder, including one from PSG and maybe Monaco, who have both expressed an interest in the central midfielder this summer.
Manchester United were also said to be interested in acquiring the player.
With Joe Kinnear not turning out to be the fantastic Director of Football he had promised to be, Newcastle ares struggling to bring in a top striker to the club to replace Demba Ba, who left in early January, but to lose a player of Cabaye’s abilities would be a huge blow to the club.
We just have to hope that owner Mike Ashley holds out for something over £25M for Cabaye, and that will scare off some of the clubs trying to get the Newcastle central midfielder, because if f Yohan Cabaye is sold this summer, the Newcastle fans would not be happy, and you can take that as a huge understatement.
They are not happy now at the way Newcastle have looked like amateurs in trying to get players to the club this summer, and they have already missed on many of their top targets.
Newcastle must show more ambition in both signing players and keeping the good players we already have – otherwise the best Newcastle fans can hope is a middle of the table side.
And that’s just not good enough for a club with the great history and tradition of Newcastle United.
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