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This Top Club To Come After Newcastle Star In January

1:54 pm, Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Alan Pardew is doing his very best to try to convince Newcastle star midfielder Yohan Cabaye that his future lies on Tyneside.

yohan cabaye warming up

Yohan Cabaye – we did well to keep this player in August

Yohan is the top player at Newcastle at the moment, and Newcastle’s play revolves around his play-making capabilities to a large extent, and he’s also playing extremely well for the Magpies.

Arsenal were after Yohan last summer, but wouldn’t pay the £20M Newcastle were asking – and they eventually forked out a massive £43M for 24 year-old German International Mezut Ozil.

This is what Alan Pardew said in his press conference for tomorrow’s huge game at home to Arsenal:

“It’s not strange Arsenal were interested in Yohan but in the end they went with Ozil.” “That’s been particularly good business for them.”

“But I think the better piece of business was us keeping Yohan Cabaye. I’m only focused on my players.”

“The Sun put £22M valuation on him.” “I don’t know what the Telegraph’s price is, or the Times’ price is, but it isn’t our price.”

“We don’t want to sell him, of course we don’t.” “He is the main man here and he has the platform to be the main man at a big club and you don’t get always get that.”

The other club  said to be interested in signing Yohan in January are Paris Saint-Germain, who have plenty of money these days because of the Qatari owners, and could even meet Newcastle’s price for the player, and th Paris club are currently at the top of the French League.

Former France manager Laurent Blanc is a big fan of Cabaye,  and it would not be surprising if Newcastle see a bid come in for Yohan in January from PSG, who Laurent now manages.

We’ll just have to wait and see, but the window opens next Wednesday, and Laurent said a few times last summer that he wanted to sign the Newcastle midfielder.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Yohan Cabaye


21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    TS…It doesn’t really say, but are we allow to do otherwise? ;)

  • 2 Tsunki // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    So? Clubs lose decent players all the time. If he’s that good he will be worth money, so use the money and buy as good if not better.

    Anyhow, good as he is, he ain’t all that, we would be ok without him.

  • 3 Ron Knee // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    From the BBC website:
    In recent seasons, Mick McCarthy, Chris Hughton, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and Paolo Di Canio all played their last Premier League match against the Baggies before being shown the door at their respective clubs. Six and out for Big Sam?

  • 4 Ben3arfa // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Gosh Kevin Nolan is ageing , glad we sold him to the Hammers instead of offering him a new deal back in 2011.

  • 5 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    TS- rumour is Milan need to sell one if either Balotelli or El Sharawaay! They play a 4-3-2-1 these days and plan to use kaka and honda behind a striker!
    Experience says if Berlusconi wants him gone that will happen, that guy gets what he wants in Milan! Maybe Santon can drop a word in?
    Think we are far more likely to take a Gomis or De Jong though, Seems spending over 10m is a definate no no under Ashley! No problem with that if they continue to pick up cabayes for 4m

  • 6 Ciaran // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Us keeping Cabs was better business than Arsenal signing Ozil?

    Erm, Alan, have you seen Ozil play?

  • 7 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    @4 – nolan still has 3 1/2 years on a 70,000 a week contract there aswell! Crazy deal that

  • 8 jazzyp // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    There is no way we would be able to afford his wages pal, I think he was on around £180k at city but hey its good to dream lol.
    Personally would like cabs to stay but I think the lad thinks he is better than he actually is. Yes stands out from the crowd in the nufc surroundings, But drop him into any of the top four and I think he’ll find he is a small fish in a big pond. The only club I think he would thrive in is at man utd, As I think there midfield is a pile of crap and have been saying so for the last 2 -3 seasons

  • 9 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    @ Ron knee the hammers are struggling big time their lack of goal threat is apparent but they score as I’m typing away

  • 10 Ciaran // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    How would Cabaye be a small fish in a big pond for a top team?

    He has played against these teams and shone out! He has played for France against some top top teams and been one of their best players. He is not eclipsed by big name players, he shines among them!

  • 11 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Nolan Goal! Was so tired he was sat down when he scored that! Lol plays like hes 40 and in the masters but always seems to pop up in the right place!

  • 12 jazzyp // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    I know he has scored but am glad we didn’t take apunt on maiga………….what a game this is turning into

  • 13 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Gotta agree with Ciaran! I think being around top players in a top side would simply excel cabaye! Hes a top player, im glad we’ve got him! Best centre mid weve had since speedo and rob lee before that

  • 14 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Wow 3-3

  • 15 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    @jazzyp – i liked Maiga in france! Allardyces tactics don’t suit him at all! Saying that i think our newly converted left mid Gouffran has shocked us all with his effort , attitude and form (refused to play wide for bordeaux) and id take him over maiga any day

  • 16 Ron Knee // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    This match is getting ridiculous! 3-3 as I type.

  • 17 jazzyp // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Ruddy is it my turn for a bashing today !!
    What I meant was that cabs is our top midfield player and without doubt stands out from the midfield players we have. Whereas at Chelsea-city-arsenal he will not be as bigger player as what he is here and in my opinion will not be guaranteed an automatic starting position as he is here.

  • 18 Ciaran // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM


    No bashings being given at all. Bills and I have our own ‘special relationship’ …

    Cabaye would thrive in Arsenal’s set up I think. If we were to lose him, the only club I would be relatively content to see him sign for would be Arsenal because they are a club tailor made for his abilities.

    Cabaye is a player who left his home-town club who had just won the title and qualified for CL to sign for a mid-table PL club. He does not rest on his laurels, he has ambition. He doesn’t want to be the big man for a medium size club, he wants to test himself against the best.

  • 19 toonbrother // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    if cabs goes Marveaux needs to be rehabilitated and fast because no one comes close to him in terms of midfield creativity.

  • 20 Ancientcoptic // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Arsenal in the market for midfielders when they need a forward… I just cannot see it.

  • 21 swemag // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    We loose Cabaye and we are not the same team. It IS a BIG deal.
    People that think we will just continue as is might be basing their judgment on last season when he was injured for a long time and did not have a proper pre season. We are looking at the real Cabaye in his prime at the moment.
    He is a top class player and a leader that makes players around him look better and instill courage and belief in them.
    But ok, maybe Carr has another ace up his sleave. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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