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Yohan Cabaye Set For Medical – Deal Agreed With PSG

11:47 pm, Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 52 Comments

It seems that Newcastle have agreed a deal with PSG to sell Yohan Cabaye for something close to £20M,  so he will miss the game on Tuesday night at Norwich City, and as happened three years ago when we sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35M, the race is on to try to buy a replacement before 11:00 pm on Friday night, when the January transfer window closes.

yohan cabaye winner against ManU

Yohan Cabaye – medical at PSG

Cabaye had traveled with the rest of the Newcastle squad to Norwich ahead of the game at Carrow Road, but the Frenchman will now not play in that game – and will visit Paris tomorrow for a medical.

And his supreme performance in the last game at West Ham, when he scored two fantastic goals turned out to be his last performance for Newcastle – and a fitting one too.

So in case fans didn’t know that every single player at Newcastle has their price, and that money is seemingly all that matters to current owner Mike Ashley – this sale of Newcastle’s best player – again halfway through the season – should make that abundantly clear.

While other clubs much better than Newcastle try to build good teams by buying top players – Newcastle simply try to get top dollar when they sell their best players.

The deal is expected to be completed on Tuesday and now Newcastle will scramble to get a replacement in – and of course other clubs now know Newcastle are flush with £20M, and will ask top dollar for whomever Newcastle are after.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the deal earlier today:

“There’s a price tag on everyone’s head and it needs to be the right price that works for this club”

Notice that this deal will be done before another player was brought in – which shows the priority of Newcastle United under the current leadership – and here’s a hint – it’s not to build a top team.

Ad it seems when a player becomes very good at Newcastle, they are then too good for the club and they are sold for top dollar – and now the question will be who will be next top player to leave Newcastle.

Maybe Yohan’s best friend Mathieu Debuchy in the summer?

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye

52 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon Tang // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    stick that in ya pipe and smoke it ash

  • 2 Belfast // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Fence sitter, Do one.

  • 3 ErnestHemingway // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Ed’s in bed. Wake up, man. There’s a shit storm-a-brewing

  • 4 ErnestHemingway // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    And Jesper is captain of the sturdiest vessel. I’m in with him. Together we shall sail the seven seas.

  • 5 Shadow_Shearer // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    As much as we want him to stay, now is the best time to cash in for him. As in summer he will buy out his contract for 6 million. At least we’re getting over 20 million for him. Will make things easier 2 get a replacement and a new striker aswel.

  • 6 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Fcuk off .

    I hope Ashley dies a horrible death the fat w@nker

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Belfast…Stuck back at one again?

    Come on mate, we can do this…




    Go on, you go next, you can do it!

  • 8 Belfast // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Don’t think we can blame them on this one tbh Clearly wanted to leave.

    Not reinvesting it will be far more annoying.

  • 9 Dragon64 // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    i will be very surprised if we sign anyone this window unless they are loan deals getting fed up with this ever transfer window losing players and no replacements same old story. so lets see what the next four days brings?

  • 10 chefclarkey // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    what now if grenier and cabella are his replacements?

  • 11 ErnestHemingway // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Steve stone is his reol

  • 12 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Any player we go after now their club know we have just pocketed £20 million so they won’t be cheap .

    Just another excuse for puppet master Ashley

  • 13 dantoon85 // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Don’t think the f@t c****ney w@nker has grasped the fact that he owns a football club

  • 14 ash1001 // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Thats it the final straw, had enough.
    20 million for Cabs then we spend nowt – Progress NIL
    Fans – Suckers once again.

  • 15 ErnestHemingway // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Steve stone is his replacement with sissoko playing through the middle

  • 16 Belfast // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Go to the underclass cabin with Skunki Ibiza. I’m running things these days.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Ibiza…that broken prose was from both of us! Honestly! ;) lol

  • 18 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    well with the sale of Cabaye we would all expect an replacement but guess what!


  • 19 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Cabaye gone & Remy away at the end of the season. A team with so much potential vanishes into thin air :( .

    I cant take this anymore .

  • 20 Ibizatoon // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Belfats @ 8…Do the honourable thing and don’t post something that I might have to agree with.

    Is this day not gloomy enough?

    As for your post @ 16, is that a sign that your medication is or isn’t working?

    Jesper…Yeah yeah, get your own material…lord knows you’ve been on the planet long enough ;)

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Hemingway…welcome aboard! just make sure you bring the rhum ;)

  • 22 dantoon85 // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I don’t wanna play anymore this is just not funny at all. Can’t see us winning many games in 2nd half of season

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    and just think in the mist of all this the Cabella deal will break down soon so i wouldn’t get your hopes up in the summer

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    “Belfats”….what a pleasing typo :)

  • 25 Belfast // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    At least we won’t have to listen to this nonsense everyday now

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Ibiza…why can’t you sit on the fence on this one ;)

  • 27 Blofal // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Bye bye Cabaye.

    So now at the end of the season we will have no…


    Add to that possible departures of


    We are going to have some shopping to do.

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM


    very true mate but on the other hand this will cause a stir for many weeks now

  • 29 manxpie // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    don’t worry lads a 10 mil bids gone in for some james perch fella!
    i think its a goer!

  • 30 Ibizatoon // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Jesper…There comes a day when every man must take a stand!

    What am I standing for again? I’m scared. Help me back up..quick!

  • 31 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM


    with all them leaving in the summer i seriously can’t see MA dipping into his pockets, iv’e said it once and i’ll keep on saying it, MA want’s his money back.

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Ibiza…up in the crow’s nest you go matey ;)

  • 33 Dragon64 // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    only one thing we can do thats is to get jfk and fat boy. play the scum shortly lets hope we don’t lose that

  • 34 north of the border // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    the fat bastard has shafted us all again
    he doesnt give a shit about newcastle united or the fans

  • 35 Blofal // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Just the saving in wages alone from the clear out will surely warrant an extra player

  • 36 Ancientcoptic // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    So this is what Arsenal forums must have been like for 8 transfer windows, regarding Fabregas to Barcelona.

    I agree with Belfast, I am half glad the “will he, won’t he” every day is over.

  • 37 manxpie // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    i really didn’t think we’d sell him in this window especially after he himself said he was only looking forward to the rest of the season here and then the world cup

    absolutely gutted! well done joe your 1st bit of business done!!!

  • 38 Belfast // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Though we’ll probably be talking about the Cabaye money for the next year lol

  • 39 luke.r // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    think im gonna just start supporting everton. i cant take this anymore and they all seem to be having a lot more fun!

  • 40 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    so with Cabaye going we have Sissoko, Anita, Tiote as our midfielder’s, holy sh!t iv’e just realized that Pardew will now be using his special 4-4-2 the with mighty duck Strolla up top with Remy.

    how flucking depressing :(

  • 41 Nomad // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    My Girlfriends just getting into football, and she was gonna get me a Debuchy shirt for my birthday, gonna have to ask her to leave that one though, not giving this Mike Arsely anymore of my money, and no more bloody travelling 350 miles just to watch Pardew struggle to put together a side that can win every other game, just enough to stay top ten, but not enough to go top 6.

    Tbh, it wouldn’t surprise me if MA has told Pards to keep HBA out of the side in case he scores too many goals

  • 42 ErnestHemingway // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Wheres Dennis twice when you need him for a bit of levity, brevity….

  • 43 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM


    aye mate, we are still talking about the Carroll money even to this day lol

  • 44 north of the border // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    so jk he who has so many contacts ‘judge me on my signings says he ‘ well fat bastard 2 your score is minus 1, brilliant , what the fuck are you getting paid to do ????? furious at this latest kick in the b…….ks ,you clearly have none tho jk ,in your words no one will leave in this window ,not only a liar but also a coward ,cant stand up against your fat mate

  • 45 dantoon85 // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Think the question we need to ask Mike Ashley is…… Can we pull our pants back up now as we have been well and truly shafted

  • 46 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    i can see it now, we will lose against Norwich and then Scumberland, WHY? because we don’t have Cabaye!

    i can’t wait for fans to say this lol

  • 47 royrjmk // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    In my personal opinion until all home games are played in front of empty stadiums (which is never going to happen) then this ridiculous circus is going to continue.
    If it was to happen then the backlash from sponsors, advertisers and crucially the share holders of Sports Direct who won’t want negative publicity may well pull there financial support and we may then hopefully see the club run properly.
    I know I may sound deluded but what else can be done to force Ashley’s hand.

  • 48 Spreadthetoon // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    I’m gutted Cabaye is leaving but I think most of us knew that was likely to happen this window or next. I am however very concerned about our lack of activity this transfer window. The club is going to be in a crisis come the summer concerning strikers. Probably the most expensive players on the market. All in a World Cup transfer window when all players will be inflated! Very short sighted and on top of that we have JFK who will simply not sign anyone….. It’s all very frustrating. Plus Cabaye was the heart of the team so his attributes will be tough to replace though I’m sure Anita will do a good job. This would be my preferred line up with our existing players….

    ———————Tiote ——Sissoko————-

  • 49 Spreadthetoon // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Line up for Norwich

  • 50 toon62 // Jan 28, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    How come Everton hang onto their best players and we can’t? Absolute disgrace, why anyone wants to pour Money into this owners pockets is beyond me, Manager is a joke.

  • 51 Sav // Jan 28, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    Not much could be done to stop this. Cabaye’s strike at the start signalled this scenario. If Grenier or Cabella costs north of 12 million then its hardly about profit-seeking. At least we’ll have a younger star. Lets hope carr hasn’t lost his touch and brings in another like Cabaye.
    As for him, he played very well in his first and last half a season. Some great goals, a few stains on his copybook and we move on. ‘Taxi for Cab!’
    Howay the Lads! : Bring on the Canaries.

  • 52 ToonMatt // Jan 28, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    The club is going nowhere with this parasite in charge I despise him, people need to take a stand instead of letting him take us for mugs, he’s laughing at each and everyone of us while he counts his billions!!

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