Cabaye Asked To Leave Newcastle To Join PSG


There is news in the Mirror today that Yohan Cabaye met with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew yesterday, and told him that he wanted to leave Newcastle to get Champions League football at Paris club PSG.

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Yohan Cabaye in his last game for Newcastle at West Ham

Yohan can play in the knockout rounds of the Champions League since Newcastle have not qualified for Europe this season, and so Cabaye is not cup tied.

Things happened quickly yesterday and it was a bad sign for Newcastle fans when PSG Football Director Olivier Letang traveled to Newcastle to negotiate the deal, because he wouldn’t have traveled if it wasn’t fairly certain a deal could be reached – or had already been agreed.

If this is true than it’s the second time in six months that Cabaye has asked to leave the club, after he went on strike in August, when an £11M bid came in from Arsenal for the Frenchman.

Newcastle have again showed they are willing to sell their very best players for top dollar halfway through the season.

And Alan Pardew said today before an agreement was reached to sell the Frenchman that the Newcastle team revolves around Cabaye.

We wonder how Alan Pardew is feeling about all of this today – he cannot be happy.

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163 comments so far

  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    Please fellow Toon fans, read what I have written below and respond.

    I just want to say that by selling Cabaye, the main player which the team is playing around will make Pardew turn back to the negative, hoof, defensive counter attack football which saw us nearly getting relegated if it wasnt for Marveaux. If Marvo was getting assists and creating good chances when playing football like that, imagine him in a number 10 behind the likes of Remy.

    I would like to remind fans that if it wasnt for Marveaux’s marvellous creativity when he played last couple of games which he finally got the chance to when coming back from injury, we would have been relegated, no joke.

    Now, if Cabaye goes, we will go back to the low, defensive football which saw us get nearly getting relegated, mark my words. If you remember, when Cabaye signed here gave his first interview indicating how Pardew promised free flowing attacking football. Well now that is near anough gone since his been sold now.

    Also statistics do not lie, over 60% games lost without him playing, did you not see last season? God forbid it ever happens again. He’s just letting players like Marveaux and Ben Arfa rot on bench and reserves.

    Just remember, look back at the team play of last season, you cannot blame it all on injury. Why do you think Anita finally gets to start? He is a very good player but Pardew simply doesnt like having technical and flair players on the pitch. He would rather have the whole West Ham team and play Hoof then what he is playing with us.

    Unless we have a plan to sign players like Clement Grenier, Remy Cabella and Luuk, also not selling the likes of Marveaux then it would be good business, but how Pardew will cooperate his tactics? we will know in the future games.

    This is why Pardew will go sooner then later.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 28, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardew is only “Hired Help” he has no say in the functioning of the club or the buying and selling of players.

    He does what he is told and gets on with the job – end of.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Turkish 101 – this may come as a shock, but Cabaye has been sold mate. Get used to the idea!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t worry Ed we have signed Cabs replacement in…..f@ck we forgot to sign his replacement 😉

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #5

    If he asked to leave, then we are better off without him. Can’t have a player striking/sullen twice in a season. We get 20m, funds to rebuild now or in summer, lets move on. Like Carroll, this is not necessarily the end of the road. Cheer up lads

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  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #6

    if that report’s true, then nobody can blame him wanting to leave a club that’s showing absolutely no ambition whatsoever.

    We’ll manage to attract nothing other than journeymen in future

    He’s done a good job for us and I’m sure many’ll wish him well.

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  • Thump

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t blame him. He’s ambitious and on the wrong side of his age group to be at a club that is literally a shadow of itself. I remember shortly after we were promoted somebody said that we’d be the next Aston Villa – a sentiment often shared on this blog – and they were spot on. That’s exactly what we are – a mid table club striving for mediocrity.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Its clear we has going to be on the edge every transfer window, its now up to the brains trust to get a replacement in. It was obvious at the first chance they would sell a 28 yr old for 20 million and try and buy a 23 yr old for 10, but i cant see the last part happening (grenier, cabella etc.)

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  • USAGEORDIE

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Better now than later. With 4 days left we have a descent shot of getting some players (de Jong & Grenier) over the line

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #10

    When Cabs was in Paris a couple of weeks ago (when he was “injured” – clearly a lie). He was obviously making the initial moves for his departure. Sorry to see him go – cannot really blame him.

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  • p

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #11

    lesh, no we will attract young french guys who feel at home with all of the french contingent. Guys who want a stepping stone club and one that allows them to prove their worth in the premiership.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #12

    spread your exactly right mate and i know it was gonna happen just the fact no players brought in 1st boils my piss lol
    and this ashley doesn’t understand football is wearing very thin now he’s been here over 5 years and he still doesn’t understand that the manager needs the players at the right time and the fans want to see a competitive
    team it’s a joke like

    does anyone know what “in principle” means?
    thats all there saying on sky sports
    infact now there saying “could cabeye be leaving” us?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Turkish….

    Marveuax is by far our most creative player after cabaye, everytime i see that pass against stoke towards end of last season i do wonder why he cant even make our bench. However i think he lacks the intensity pardew will be looking for in a number 10 role, personally id stick hik straight in behind remy.

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  • p

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Thump, I think that is bollox. Last season we had injury problems and the distraction of Europe and admitted failing to invest. I read somewhere that Mash was livid that the development squad did not come to fruition.

    He therefore invested in some decent (but inexpensive players) and, got a fitness expert in.

    This is a big part why we find our natural position, just below the top clubs. I think he is shooting for top 8, not mid table and he will be happy with that.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Graeme

    Got caught up studying in uni so, only just realised couple days left till window gets shut.

    Well Game Over for us then, we are not looking to aim higher and don’t want Europa. Why don’t fans just cancel their season tickets and stop going cause our league position won’t change, add to that the Carling cup and f.a cup knockout, oh wait add on top of that the transfer of our best player AND add to that we are not getting a replacement for him!! Finally add to that we MAY get another loan signing (luuk de jong) who are we crystal palace? Cardiff? Oh wait even they show more ambition. Stadium capacity, fan base? Global image… The regime has blinded us all..

    GAME OVER.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Turkish
    Interesting post, I’d have Anita / Marveaux slot in where Cabaye plays. Though if I am truthful I doubt Marv will even make the bench. Any chance we can pull Abied from loan back???
    Manx
    Agreement in principle means that nothing has been formally agreed / Legally but will be subject to medical being satisfactory etc

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Right I predict that we move no further up the league and end mid table this season unless we have a couple of break through players come in this Jan starting with Cabella now I ‘m just dreaming …….no chance

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Robby Bobson

    No doubt correct mate, but pardew will stick Dan gosling there or make sissoko play there.. Don’t mind finally sticking Ben Arfa in his natural number 10 role..

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #19

    it wouldn’t surprise me if it was ashley who told the press about this webster rule thingy
    why has it only been a big story with cabeye
    there must’ve been 100’s of players in the same position and yet it was never heard of!?

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #20

    cheers spread i was holding a little hope that sky were just wanting some hits lol

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  • AaranD

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Cabella, De Jong and Grenier all 23 these are the signings that need to be made, but would cost around £30 million at least and Pardew as come out and said we can’t buy until we have the money come in.
    I just hope now that Cabs has gone it doesn’t trigger a mass exodus..

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Spreadthetoon

    Anita could be our Mata, his vision, passing consitancy and agility is very impressive. I will be more than angry of Anita gets dropped, Parses has already wasted more than 1 half year of his development in the bench, if he had been playing consistently, he would be better player than Cabaye and the profit today would have been deemed gd if we had actual legit targets lined up. Mehdi Abeid needed that first team football, it has helped his development allot as we can witness, I’ll expect him to be in first team/bench next season.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Another simple solution why cabaye was sold: We have 36 points. We wont be relegated without him.

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  • Sydney Toon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Honestly, I think Ed really needs to take a dose of reality.
    Cabaye is 28, in a world cup year. He signs with PSG where Blanc is and has a close relationship with him. He is also a key component of the national team.
    Yes, I am very disappointed that Cabaye has departed, he really is an immense player, one of the best midfielders to have ever played for this Club.
    Yes I am disappointed that we lose him mid season. But lets be clear, every player has their price, plus from this report, Cabaye wanted to leave. After the World Cup, he wants to play at the highest level, CL football.
    Yeah we could scream about “ambition” or lack of, at the end of the day we are a Top 8 side, with a promising and secure future. Its not in our best interests to hold onto a player that clearly wants to leave for higher honours, honours we are not ready for without putting the club back 5 years in financial stability.
    And this whole Everton have ambition… They are banking on Martinez keeping them in the Top 6. They have loans and debts, they have ongoing payments for players they have already got rid of. Yeah they have a great manager, one I would have loved to be with us, and to me that’s all that is missing, not star names but a Manager that brings a brand of football that we can be proud of, gets great results and allows Newcastle to maintain a strong position in the Top 6.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #25

    Haha Parses, frikkin autocorrect on phone!! Also “of” supposed to be “if”. Pardew**

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Turkish
    Perhaps things are not so bad…….

    Cabaye alternatives………..

    Abied
    HBA
    Anita
    Marveaux

    But then again I think he’ll slot Sissoko there……which IMO Sissoko is best coming from a deep position sitting alongside Tiote

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Spreadthetoon

    Yes exactly like holding box to box player. Hope he does not get pardewed like cisse, Marveaux and now Ben arfa. We potentially need a winger or two, a number 10 and a striker. When Colo goes we need a big powerful CB. Not much to ask for with the money we have gotten from Cabaye..

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  • Nomad

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #28

    Oddly enough, if he asked to leave, I feel slightly better about the situation. I have no problem with him asking to leave, he deserves better and may even feel he needs better to get ready for the World Cup.

    It also means that he did want to leave, and not stay on for consistent play until the summer like earlier reports suggest, and I feel a tiny less hurt to be supporting a club that works the way ours does right now, as he obviously wouldn’t have been forced into the move.

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  • USAGEORDIE

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #29

    With Yohan and a Yoan both out the squad will more than likely look like…
    Krul
    Debuchy–MYM–Willo–Santon
    Sissoko–Anita–Tiote–Ben Arfa
    ———-Shola—-Remy———–

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #30

    usa that will be the team apart from saylor for mym
    and the attacking players on the bench will be obertan/marv and sammi!!
    thats it!!
    oh and maybe our 17 y/o armstrong
    well done joe remember this is our strongest squad in like ages!!
    that goes to catchy and rotonda too!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #31

    Turkish
    Remember Pardew saying that Marveaux had a future at the club, I think he knew full well Cabaye was going to leave this window.
    Yes Sissoko IMO is definitely a box to box midfielder and it’s his best potential position, like a Yaya Toure. I would put HBA on the flank and Anita/Marv in the hole. Definitely not 442!No way…..

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #32

    USAGEORDIE

    Hoof-ball mate just watch the negative, containing football begin with results like last season to follow.

    I am off, good night fellow magpies.

    Remember stand united even at the hardest times!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Time to stack some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • laurits90

    Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #34

    let’s face it:

    -Cabaye wanted Champions LEague – something we can’t offer anytime soon.
    -AND can you recall how extremely well we spent the Carroll money?

    I think (and hope), a lesson is learned, and that we reinforce the squad this window.
    Anyway we WILL have a much stronger squad for next season! 😀

    Who can say no to £20mill+ for a 28 year old with to years left on his contract?
    And as it stands – did you actually believe in a CL-spot this year? (The Europa League is just a “season-ruiner” nevertheless)

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #35

    We have 4 full days to get some decent signings in and if they have been in serious negotiations up till now, that is plenty of time.

    If we don’t see at least one genuine quality player introduced, I sincerely hope there is an immediate backlash from fans and long and loud criticism of the way the club is being run.

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  • whatsup

    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #36

    No one will be sold this transfer Window by Joe Kinnear

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  • aussiemag1987

    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #37

    So bloody depressed will this club ever be great again!

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  • thai-mag

    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #38

    BBC Sport says cabeye sold for 19 million, bloody disgrace, what a joke

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  • beefman13

    Jan 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    Comment #39

    AP reckons we have irons in the fire regarding transfers in the next few days and quote”do you think we would sell someone of Cabayes class without a plan” ermmm yes i do Alan we have seen it before havnt we, so its up to long Joe to get the deals over the line “yawwwnnn”

    Maybe he will this time, maybe we have a cunning plan!!!???

    Just to mention that Cabaye has asked for the move himself apparently according to press reports, if he dosnt want to play for our great club then so be it, yea he may have big ambitions, but PSG have also a massive squad and you may not get a starting spot every week yohan, football has a funny way of laughing in players faces hasnt it!

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  • beefman13

    Jan 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #40

    To add, we have had masses of time to get players over the line in this transfer window, if we dont and sell Cabaye its a case of we are virtually safe this season and we can maybe just about sustain our position in the league (just) but its a rip off for us fans if we get more of the bullshit regarding agents fees etc, we should have at least two or three ready to come in NOW!!!!

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