Newcastle fans saw in our last game at West Ham just how good Yohan Cabaye is as a footballer, and in truth the Hammers had nobody near the quality of the 28 year-old top French International, who scored two magnificent goals for Newcastle in that game, has seven goals for the season, and has scored 5 goals in his last seven games for the Magpies.
Yohan Cabaye – fee is now £35M
So after that game, and the way he’s been playing all season, has sent his transfer fee much higher in January, especially when one of the richest clubs in the world – Paris Saint-Germain, the 5th richest now to be exact according to the latest Deloitte rankings, are wanting to sign him.
So into action goes Mike Ashley’s strategy of demanding a ridiculous fee if he is going to lose one of Newcastle’s best midfielders we’ve had at the club for a long long time.
The Chronicle is reporting the fee for Yohan is now around £35M, and if that’s true that should be enough to put PSG off even bidding for Yohan, and the top French club are seemingly looking at other (cheaper) midfield targets than Cabaye.
The Chronicle is reporting that a source in France told them the following:
“PSG know that Newcastle won’t give up Cabaye easily.” “There’s been plenty of talk over a figure, but Newcastle have made it clear he won’t be sold for a bargain price. The fee may have to be astronomical.”
Mike Ashley will sell any Newcastle player at the right price, but if the fee is astronomical – then that’s akin to saying they will not sell him, unless the buying club are nuts – as Liverpool proved to be three years ago when they paid out £35M for local striker Andy Carroll,
Andy is not worth a third of that figure right now, after suffering so many long term injuries since leaving Newcastle almost exactly three years ago, in what has turned out to be a fantastic deal for Newcastle.
So if that fee on Cabaye is true, that should be enough to put PSG off even bidding for Yohan this month, and the top French club are seemingly looking at other (cheaper) midfield targets right now.
We hope we don’t get another fantastic deal before the end of this month, since we want Yohan Cabaye to stay at Newcastle, so we can build a team around him.
Although that may be fanciful thinking on our part given the way Newcastle are run these days – seemingly with a lack of ambition.
What do you think?
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