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 – 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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