Arsenal are supposed to have put in a bid of around €12M (£10.2M) for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye last Sunday, but Newcastle immediately rejected the offer, which was nowhere close to the club’s valuation of their French Intentional, who cost €5M when he was signed from Lille two years ago.
Yohan Cabaye – could stay if we don;t get massive offer
And there is a brief report in today’s French newspaper L’Equipe, that PSG have now put in a bid for the 27 year-old, but it’s just a little higher than Arsenal’s bid, and it reported to be €15M, which is around £12.8M.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Yohan Cabaye wants to join up again with Laurent Blanc, who brought him into the French side when Laurent was the France manager, and Yohan would get a higher wage at the Paris club too and European competition, although the French league is a lower standard than the Premier League.
But his move depends on whether Newcastle get a big enough offer for the player, and a big offer on Newcastle’s terms is somewhere in the range of €25M (£21M), and both Arsenal and PSG are nowhere near that level, at the moment.
Newcastle will reject the offers until they get somewhere near what they want for Cabaye, but it could be that in the next 11 days Newcastle don’t get that kind of offer from either club, and Mike Ashley will not sell.
Yohan is also supposed to be Mike’s favorite Newcastle’s player, so the owner is probably not too keen to sell him, and certainly if we hold onto him and bring in at least one top striker, and maybe another center-back before the window closes, we should be in good shape for the season.
6′ 1″ Toby Alderweireld – a bargain buy at just £5M
We’re not sure Newcastle are strong enough at center-back, especially after that woeful performance at the Etihad Stadium.
So why don’t Newcastle put in a bid of £5M for Ajax’ Belgian International defender Toby Alderweireld – that seems like a bargain buy for a player who becomes a free agent next summer.
And it’s now looking like a poor decision by Joe Kinnear to halt the move for free agent center-back Douglas of FC Twente, after a deal had apparently been agreed by Derek Llambias with his agents to come to Newcastle.
And Toby can also play at right back and potentially challenge Mathieu Debuchy for that position, after the French International looked out of sorts on Monday night, to say the least.
What do you think?
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