The Daily Mail is reporting that wealthy French club PSG are negotiating with the Magpies on a deal that will match Newcastle valuation of Yohan Cabaye at round £20M, and that Arsenal will lose out on the player.
Yohan Cabaye – PSG likely to sign him
We don’t expect Cabaye to join Arsenal because the London club are unlikely to pay the huge transfer fee Newcastle would want if they sell their French International star, and in the second half of last seoasn Cabaye was not impressive for Newcastle when we were in difficulties in the Premier League,
But PSG manager Laurent Blanc has talked in lyrical terms about the player all summer, and Laurent thinks he’s a great player – and of course he is – so he’ll cost big money.
And consistent with recent reports over the last couple of days, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew are resigned to the fact they will they lose Cabaye in this transfer window, and we have to believe Yohan Cabaye has told them he wants to leave the club.
No word on what Joe Kinnear thinks, and of course Joe told us all in June that Cabaye would not be leaving Newcastle this summer.
There was a report last night that Newcastle officials were in France to negotiate the Cabaye deal, and it seems they are actually in Paris negotiating a deal with PSG for Cabaye, and of course PSG have lots of money to spend from their wealthy owners.
The figure of £20M has been banded around, but we hope Mike Ashley sticks it to PSG and demands at least £25M, and of course puts a sell-on clause in the deal in case Cabaye is sold for more money in the future.
If Yohan Cabaye is to leave Newcastle then let him go to PSG, and we have to hope that Newcastle will get big money for him, and then bring in a replacement, otherwise we could be in trouble in the league this season.
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