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Pressure Mounts On PSG To Buy Top MIdfielder

7:38 am, Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

The is news in Paris today in the Le Parisien that the injury to PSG star youngster Adrien Rabiot is worse than first thought, and he will now be out at least six weeks, and with that news there is pressure on PSG to bring in another midfielder in January.

yohan cabaye warming up

Yohan Cabaye – PSG interested

Juan Mata’s name was mentioned as a possible recruit, but it looks like he will go quickly to Manchester United, who were knocked out of the Capital One Cup last night by Sunderland, after the game went to penalties

And last night PSG were surprisingly eliminated in the French Cup 2-1 by lowly placed Montpellier, so there is significant pressure on the club to bring in a midfielder before the end of the month.

28 year-old Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye, 23 year-old Miralem Pjanic of Roma, 20 year-old former Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba of Juventus, and 26 year-old Marek Hamsík of Napoli are the four players in the frame.

And with the transfer window ending a week tomorrow, it’s expected that PSG will have to act quickly.

With Yohan now 28 and Pogba and Pjanic being at least five years younger, PSG may not move for Cabaye after all, and prefer to recruit a younger player.

But the PSG manager Laurent Blanc is a huge fan of the French International, and Cabaye was the outstanding player in France’s fantastic 3-0 victory over Ukraine in Paris, to advance to the World Cup finals, after losing the first leg of the play-off 2-0 in Kiev.

This is what manager Laurent Blanc has said in the Le Parisien:

“Is what I always hope for a new player? Yes, until January 31, we have the right to expect. I do not deny what I said.”

The report in Paris also says that PSG will sell Pastore , Menez and perhaps even Lavezzi at the end of the season.

Newcastle fans have to hope that PSG go after their other targets, and then we’ll have Cabaye through the end of the season, and then his potential transfer to a top club will all start up again in the summer, when he is likely to leave Newcastle. :(

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



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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jordijohnty // Jan 23, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    well, what can I say to that…

  • 2 Toon_Fresh // Jan 23, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    what the?!?!

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Say what ??

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    think it’s a bit early over there for Ed…..typing in his sleep.

  • 5 John Tudor // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    hacked by a knacker

  • 6 mindshaft // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Think Eds pushed the publish button in his sleep

  • 7 mindshaft // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Ahhh he’s sorted it out

  • 8 bishopblaize // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    So Man Utd will out in force today with blank cheque books …

    Our big money signings Obertan, Cisse and Ameobi brothers in Red Shirts by weekend will be a real shame :(

  • 9 catchy in norway // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    catchy in norway // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Transfer Sage

    I 100% agree, and that was not my point

    if someone come on here and says that the players should follow messi and Ronaldo as examples at tracking back, then may be there picking the wrong players as examples,,

    ribery , now he tracks back

    but I am of the opinion that attack is the best form of defence , and that in a team of 11, you have to split the team into 2 parts defend and attack,
    some players should only think defend , some should think only attack ( unless set piece situations) say corners, send all the big defenders up or get all the big forwards back

    we as a team focus way to much on everybody defending,

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Well for those who like to bang the financial stability drum, business genius Mike Ashley has had us dropped out the top 20 richest clubs on the same day our lowly rivals reach a cup final.
    All hail good ol Mike.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    The players seem to think a CL place is up for grabs, I personally think if City win the LC and we have a City/Arsenal/Chelsea FA cup final then seventh spot is up for grabs for an EL spot, this will be dependent on a bit of investment, especially in a striker, however ownership and management do not want anything to do with Europa so why would they spend any money this January.

  • 12 Transfer Sage // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    catchy

    Ah right, fair play. I like to see teams play as a whole unit. attack and defend as one. Obviously some like CB’s stay back 99% of the time and the striker(s) should mainly defend from the front, not get too far back.

    We do play too defensive a lot of the time.

    Do you not think when we do allow the side to attack, like the first half against west ham, Pardew actually has us playing well.

  • 13 JAMSHA // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    swap cabaye with Pastore + Lavezzi

  • 14 Diggedydaws // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    That we need a striker is a given but we also need Cabs to stay.
    The only out come of him leaving is that we would change the shape of the team, stick my neckout here and say that change of formation might get the best out of sissoko as I think he’s wasted the way we play currently.
    Same to be said of anita, who would benefit from playing 20 yards pushed on.
    Which’d also mean playing Haidara as Santon’s too weak defensively.
    Basically we need to keep Cabaye lol

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    TS,
    I listened to the last half hour of total sport the other night, is that right that Pardew is under orders to field a weakened team in cups.

  • 16 JAMSHA // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Newcastle will have to “pay what Real Madrid
    paid for Gareth Bale” to get Montpellier
    midfielder Remy Cabella this month, claims the
    French club’s president.

    he can only dream

  • 17 catchy in norway // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Transfer Sage

    exactly,, well at least until u said pardew had them playing well,, :D I nearly spilled me drink

    I honestly don’t believe that, not one bit

    I think it is more down to 2 things,
    -1, the great attack minded players we have
    -2, opisition on the day,

    like many have said on here, west ham where set up to contain, that’s his style, that allows us to be more free, come the 2nd half is the reel test when they came at us, we did nothing but score a great free kick 90+ mins

    v man c, we played well, without hurting them in the right zones, we scored a wonder goal that got chalked off, wrongly, and I think that clouds peoples judgment, cos make no mistake , they by far had the better goal chances

  • 18 Diggedydaws // Jan 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    I think it’s a question of putting things in to context.

    I don’t know off the top of my head what other teams have spent and how much balances out on their books through wheeling and dealing but we are in a good postion through stable investment that is not over stretching our means.

    If you look at our team and squad as a whole it’s better than most, we are very similar to Everton although better off in many ways but we’ve spent much less than Spurs, Arsenal, both Manc teams an Chelski.

    We should be glad of what stability we have and keep ploughing that furrow, I think we learn fromour mistakes and are actually getting most of it right.

    We’re on the up most definitely not the other way round, so why oh why do so many on here cast F**king doomALL the time.




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