Arsenal bid £11M for Yohan Cabaye in the summer and that was rejected by Newcastle, and news today that PSG have finally bid for Cabaye – with an initial offer of £14M – and that has also been rejected.
Yohan Cabaye – PSG £14M bid rejected
It could be that PSG have made Cabaye their number one target, but if Newcastle have any sense they will only let Yohan Cabaye go in January, if the Tyneside club get a massive (make that ridiculous) bid for him – and much more than a paltry £14M.
So with just over five days to go in this transfer window, we’ll see what the next shoe to fall is – and we wouldn’t be surprised if the French club come back in with an increased offer, but hopefully that will be rejected too.
And then there’s Manchester United, who are now said to be interested in taking Cabaye to Old Trafford, and we would expect if the Red Devils do come in and bid, it will be a bigger one than £14M – maybe a much bigger one.
Cabaye could help the Red Devils make the Champions League, with those hopes being very slim at the moment, as they are only one point above Newcastle in the league, they may just be desperate enough to make a huge bid.
If Marouane Fellaini is worth £27.5M to United – then what is Cabaye worth to them – given their current predicament?
But top clubs are now finally bidding for Yohan Cabaye in this final week of the January transfer window.
If Newcastle let Cabaye go and we are unable to bring in a suitable replacement that would not be good, and money would again trump Newcastle becoming a good side, or even that we keep one of our very best players so we can do well in the final 22 games of the season.
We hope the club have learned from selling Andy Carroll to Liverpool three years ago, and at the time we were short of a striker for the rest of that season.
We are hoping Mike Ashley will stand firm and hold out for a huge fee for Cabaye, who is one of Newcastle’s most important players this season, and also one of France’s best players, and if that kind of bid doesn’t come in – we should keep him.
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