There’s two interesting bits of news today, one is that Loic Remy’s bail has now been extended until November 21st, and there’s a good story being reported by the BBC, that Mike Ashley let Yohan Cabaye hear recordings of the phone conversations with Arsenal about a potential transfer, and Arsenal officials were heard to say that £25M is a lot of money to pay for a reserve.
Yohan Cabaye – £25M a lot to pay for a reserve
The news on Remy is as follows, and a Metropolitan Police spokesman said the following;
“I can confirm today that three men who were arrested on the morning of Wednesday 15 May; aged 26, 23 & 22 on suspicion of rape, have now been re-bailed to appear on November 21 2013.”
These things tend to get delayed quite a few times, because it’s not always convenient for footballers to attend their trials – but on the other hand the sooner it’s over with the better.
And BBC’s James Pearce is reporting that the deal for Yohan Cabaye was over, once Newcastle owner Mike Ashley had Yohan listen to the audio recording of telephone conversations with Arsenal officials, and Pearce wrote on his Twitter account:
“I’m told Mike Ashley let Cabaye listen to phone negotiations last week + he heard Arsenal say: “25 million a lot for a reserve”
And that’s also some proof that Mike Ashley was asking £25M for Cabaye, which would have been a phenomenal fee for the Frenchman - and it’s more than the £20M most papers were reporting.
Hopefully Mike Ahsley will keep asking ridiculous fees for our top players, so they can stay on Tyneside, and in any case when they move to ” bigger” clubs they are not guaranteed a first team place – just ask Andy Carroll and Demba Ba.
Yohan Cabaye is staying at Newcastle this season, and that’s good news, unless PSG have a spare £25M to spend, but it would now be too late now to get the deal done.
We need a striker brought in – come on Joe – get a move on.
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