It seems that Yohan Cabaye has learned a lot from the events of last August, when he went on strike to try to force a move through to Arsenal, after the top London club had bid £11M for the Frenchman.
Yohan Cabaye – has supreme skills
And with PSG manager Laurent Blanc again doing his transfer business in the press, if the news in France is to be believed there will be a bid over £20M coming in for Cabaye from the Paris-based club this month.
But that could simply be paper-talk and may not happen – we hope it doesn’t happen .
And Yohan has now scored five goals in his last seven matches for Newcastle, as he has been given a free role in the Newcastle side by manager Alan Pardew.
But he’s generally playing as the withdrawn striker, and with Cabaye’s class when he sees an opportunity, he doesn’t usually miss the chance and his two goals for Newcastle at West Ham on Saturday were simply magnificent, and showed the supreme skills the Frenchman possesses:
And it seems Yohan is happy at Newcastle, as he had this to say after the win at the Hammers:
“For me, the most important thing is to do my best for the team,” “If the manager or the staff are happy with my performance, and the fans who are supporting me are happy, I am happy.”
“My mentality hasn’t changed – even after what happened in the summer – and I will do my best for the team every day.”
“We are in a good position and we stay just behind the top six, top seven. “We can work without pressure for the moment and its good for us.”
“Now we just have to focus on the next game, and we will see what is going to happen for maybe the last four or five games, where we are going to be.”
Those are good words from Yohan, who is with the Newcastle squad in Abu Dhabi at the moment, and we wonder if Newcastle are thinking of offering him a big new deal to stay on Tyneside?
If they’re not they should be.
And on Saturday the traveling Newcastle fans made no attempt to hide their feelings for the player – as they sang out “Don’t sell Cabaye,”
We’ll have to see if a huge bid comes in from PSG, but it’s hardly professional for the PSG manager to mention other clubs’ top players as targets – but Blanc did that constantly through the summer.
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