Pardew Not Worried About Keeping His Star Player

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew had some good news today in his press conference for the game at home to Manchester City on Sunday, and it’s that Yohan trained on Tuesday and today,  and he is fit for the game.

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Yohan Cabaye – will eventually join bigger and more ambitious club than Newcastle

So Yohan has missed only one game and is straight back into the side, and of course he’s one of our best players and because of that there’s all kinds of news about the Frenchman, especially during transfer windows.

And we reported this morning, according to Article 17 of FIFA’s transfer rules, it is possible that Cabaye could buy himself out of the remaining two years of his contract at Newcastle, and that’s £6M, with Yohan on a decent £60K/week at the club.

It’s not surprising with this news breaking today that Alan was asked about Cabaye’s situation:

“It doesn’t worry me. The point you are raising is something that has been raised at an international level, it’s not isolated to Yohan Cabaye.” “Whether that’s possible, I don’t know, it’s not my department, if I am honest.

“The most important thing is that he has two-years left on his contract in the summer and we are looking forward to him playing for Newcastle for the rest of this season, and we will take it from there in the summer.”

What Newcastle really need to do is to try to get Cabaye to commit to a new improved deal at Newcastle, but with Mike Ashley not too ambitious about where Newcastle will be going in the next year or two, Cabaye probably wants to sign (sooner or later) with a bigger and more ambitious club, and one that regularly plays in the Champions League.

Unfortunately we don’t think that team will be Newcastle, and we cannot blame him much for wanting Champions League football.

He’s now a top player in the Premier League, and one of Frances’ best players – as he was the star man in France’s amazing 3-0 home win against Ukraine to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil this June.

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