Alan Pardew talked today and said that Arsenal had not come back with an improved bid for Yohan Cabaye, and it seems the Newcastle manager still carries some hope that Yohan Cabaye will still be a Newcastle player come September 3rd, the day after the summer transfer window slams shut.
Yohan Cabaye – no new Arsenal bid – yet
And we think owner Mike Ashley will stick to his guns, and only sell the French International if the club get an Andy Carroll like bid, which the club cannot turn down, and the most likely club that will come from is not Arsenal, but PSG.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“The most important thing about this whole scenario is that the club wins. That is what comes first on my shift. So if he stays, we really need to get the best out of him.”
“You cannot go on a forecourt of a car showroom and say to the dealership, “here is my valuation and I’m just going to drive it off”. It does not work like that.”
“You have got to agree a price, and only then can you drive it off. We have had one bid and it was not acceptable.” “Cabaye is a great player.”
“In my opinion, he is one of the best in the world in that position, and I have worked with Michael Carrick and Mascherano, so I like to think I know.”
“And I have a good relationship with Yohan. I think it is important that it stays a good relationship for him and for me and for this club.” “And there has to be a way back for Yohan as well.”
“So I have to be very careful in these next 10 days where there is a solution and he moves on, but there is also a solution that he continues to play for us. “
“Therefore I have to be seen to be fair and to be managing the whole picture.”
It would be goof if we can keep Yohan on Tyneside, but on the other hand, the Frenchman has to be committed to Newcastle United.
We’ll be pleased when this transfer window is over, and we’ll see where Newcastle stand – but if we can keep Yohan Cabaye and get Bafetimbi Gomis through the door, we’ll be happy enough.
And we’d be even happier of we can bring in a top class center-back to add competition in central defense.
But in the future, Newcastle just have to show a lot more ambition than has been shown this summer.
The fans want Newcastle United to be great again, and we cannot do that by penny-pinching all the time..
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