PSG are expected to come straight back with another bid for Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle’s top central midfielder, although reports in France say the Paris club have not yet bid, and are expected to do that within the next 24 hours.
Yohan Cabaye - moving to PSG?
But whether it’s the first or second bid, another bid is expected from PSG very soon.
The French club are the 5th richest club in football after having similar revenues to Newcastle 30 months ago, when they were bought in July of 2011 by the Qatar Investment Authority.
What a difference 30 months make, and PSG now have revenues of £326M compared to Newcastle’s £91.7M, and that’s due to a huge increase in their commercial revenue, and they almost doubled their revenues over the previous financial year.
PSG that is – not Newcastle.
So money for PSG is not a problem, although recent reports suggest that Mike Ashley wants £25M for Cabaye.
We should get some idea of how serious PSG’s attempt to sign Cabaye are by tomorrow night, when we see whether the Frenchman is included in the Newcastle team to play at Norwich City.
Last January, Demba Ba was suddenly left out of the team that lost 2-1 to Everton in the first game of last year, and he moved to Chelsea for £7M a couple of days after that game on January 2nd.
And we suppose the same thing could happen this month with Cabaye, and if he is left out of the side tomorrow, that brilliant two goal performance against West Ham could be his last game for Newcastle.
Yohan is one of our very best players but Newcastle these days just cannot hold onto their best players – who want Champions League football elsewhere – and we are reduced to trying to get the highest possible fee for them from the big clubs in Europe.
However, if we were to hazard a guess, we think Yohan will still be at Newcastle when we play Sunderland at home on Saturday.
What do you think?
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