It’s the last Sunday of this summer’s transfer window, and we have been hearing that Yohan Cabaye will end up at Arsenal (or PSG) before Monday night, so it was always a very good bet that some Sunday newspaper today would be announcing there will be a new bid coming in for Yohan Cabaye, and sure enough it’s the Daily Star who are reporting that, and say the bid is for £15M, and from Arsenal.
Yohan Cabaye – new £15M bid from Arsenal
We don’t know if this “exclusive” story is true, but if the bid is only for £15M Newcastle should turn it down - immediately.
Arsenal seem to be lining up a few players they will go after before the transfer window closes at 11:00 pm tomorrow night, and in addition to Cabaye, they are also said to be interested in Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil.
And if reports in France are true then Arsenal have lodged a bid of £8.5m bid for St Etienne’s young central midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, and that could be better value than having to pay out £20M foir Yohan Cabaye.
And there is also news that Arsenal may fancy Galatasaray’s 29 year-old Wesley Sneijder, who was interesting Manchester United last summer, and he is said to be available for only £6M from the Turkish club – but that’s because he’s not as good as he was a couple of years ago.
Alan Pardew was complaining after the game yesterday that Newcastle could be exposed, if a late bid comes in for Cabaye, because we wouldn’t have time to replace him.
There’s a simple solution to this – and that’s to refuse any bid that doesn’t give us the time to get a suitable replacement in – but we think Mike Ashley doesn’t think that way.
Mike thinks in financial terms – not football terms – and if the bid is big enough and daft enough, like it was for Andy Carroll – he’ll take it – thank you very much.
And Alan is not the decision maker on financial things like this – which he found out when Andy was sold to Liverpool – so he’s the one that gets to be exposed, and he was expressing some frustration at that after the game yesterday
We don’t blame him.
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