The Times are reporting this morning that Arsenal are close to agreeing a £14M deal for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye, but surely Newcastle wouldn’t agree to a deal like that, for one of their best players.
Yohan Cabaye - agreed 14M deal with Arsenal?
The figure generally quoted as being the fee Newcastle want is £20M, but why we are now bidding for 20 year-old Lille midfielder Florian Thauvin, we have no idea.
Unless Newcastle are going to sell Yohan before Monday night, and the young Frenchmen is the replacement, although Florian seems to want to join Marseilles rather than Newcastle, and that’s why he’s refused to train this week at Lille.
We cannot believe this report has any truth to it – we hope it has no truth to it – and if Yohan is in Newcastle’s squad today for the Fulham game then this report is probably false.
The Times also reported at the beginning of the week that Arsenal would put in a second and improved bid for Cabaye within 24 hours, and that didn’t happen.
We know every player has his price at Newcastle, but that price has to be high (very high) for the club to sell one of our best players, and £14M simply isn’t enough.
What do you think?
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