There’s a report in France Football that two of PSG’s very best players – Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and captain Thiago Silva – have said they don’t want the rich Paris club to sign Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye, because he would be too expensive.
Sounds good to us.
Thiago Silva – PSG captain
Newcastle’s valuation of the player is north of £20M for owner Mike Ashley to sell, and the top French club could probably get a better deal elsewhere, and that seems to be what the two PSG players are saying.
PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi is said to be looking at recruiting a midfielder from Europe – and alternative targets are said to be 23 year-old Miralem Pjanic of Roma, 20 year-old Paul Pogba of Juventus, and 26 year-old Marek Hamsík of Napoli.
Chelsea’s Juan Mata was also a possibility, but it looks like he’ll sign for Manchester United, and in any case he is cup-tied in the Champions League, having already played for Chelsea in that competition.
So if we are to believe this news, the odds of PSG even bidding for Cabaye in January may be diminishing – we hope so.
And there’s absolutely no doubt that Yohan Cabaye is a very important player for the Magpies, especially in his new role as a withdrawn striker, when he’s scored 5 goals in last 7 appearances for Newcastle.
And he has is such a skillful and intelligent player to watch – those tow goals against West Ham showed his complete class.
If only we could get this lad to sign a new long term contract at Newcastle – and help us to become a top four side in England again.
What do you think?
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