Mike Ashley will only sell his top players for top prices, well not even that, Mike Ashley will only sell his top players for ridiculously high prices like Newcastle got for Andy Carroll two and half years ago.
Yohan Cabaye – we’d be surprised if Arsenal willing to pay £20M
And now that local papers like the Evening Chronicle are reporting the fee that Ashley wants for his favorite player at Newcastle – Yohan Cabaye – is £20M, we think there’s no way Arsenal will come up with that amount – given that Yohan had only a mediocre season last term.
So if the news in the Times today is correct and Arsenal are increasing their bid from £11M to around £13.5, that’s still 50% short of the asking price,.
And Arsenal do not like to overpay for their players – and manager Arsene Wenger even tends to be sensible in the transfer market, and doesn’t like to waste money, which make him fairly unique among managers these days.
PSG may also be interested, and they are one of those clubs who have more money than sense, and they could always come in with a £20M bid before next Tuesday rolls around.
But according to reports in France, the Paris based club have finished with their transfer business for the summer – but you never know.
The second bid from Arsenal is supposed to be imminent, and if the news is that Newcastle immediately turn it down, we cannot see Yohan becoming an Arsenal player this summer,.
And we doubt he really wants to return to France to play in French Football again, after playing in the Premier League for two seasons.
Of course PSG could offer him Champions League football every season, which Newcastle cannot, and the wages PSG would pay him would be higher than what he’s getting at Newcastle at the moment.
We’d be very surprised if Yohan Cabaye now joins Arsenal this summer, if the fee is really set at £20M.
What do you think?
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