Alan Pardew has said on Sunday that he is nervous about losing Yohan Cabaye in the transfer window this month, and at the same time it appears that Newcastle are very close to signing Remy Cabella of Montpellier for £12M, who could be a replacement for Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye scoring for Newcastle on Saturday
The signing of Cabella would be the biggest incoming deal Newcastle have signed since Mike Ashley bought the club back in the summer of 2007.
And the Telegraph are reporting today that PSG are about to come in with a bid for Yohan Cabaye, maybe even on 31st January, which is when we sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35M three years ago.
And it would have to be something in the region of £20M for the owner to sell our best player half way through the season, and the report suggests it could be as much as £26M.
Since going on strike last August when Newcastle refused to accept a £11M bid for him from Arsenal, Yohan has been a model professional and was simply outstanding in the 3-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.
We’ve always said it would take an offer in the region of £20M for Mike Ashley to sell his favorite player, and the Telegraph believes an offer maybe even more than that is now being prepared in Paris for Cabaye.
Cabaye is now in Abu Dhabi with the rest of the Newcastle squad for a mid-season warm weather break, but if a bid does come in for the Frenchman and it’s in excess of £20M, Yohan Cabaye will be sold, and maybe that’s why Newcastle are willing to pay as much as £12M for Remy Cabella.
Newcastle remain a club willing to sell any player if the price is right, and it could be that Yohan Cabaye will be a PSG player come February, and that will leave Newcastle and Alan Pardew to do their best through the rest of the season, without a player who has been so instrumental for the side this season.
And that’s one reason Newcastle will never become a top four side under the current regime, but most of us already knew that was the case, and it’s another reason we have no chance of signing Loic Remy permanently this summer.
And as far as Cabaye is concerned, we wouldn’t blame Cabaye for wanting to join PSG, if the offer does come in, because Newcastle cannot offer him what a player of his caliber deserves, which is to play regularly in the Champions League.
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