If you don’t learn from your mistakes then history will repeat itself, and after Newcastle sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35M three years ago and then couldn’t replace him in the day they had left in the transfer window, the same thing could happen with only four days left in this January transfer window, after Newcastle have agreed to sell Yohan Cabaye to PSG for £20M.
Yohan Cabaye – off to PSG
Any player Newcastle are now after will only come at top dollar, because the selling club will know that Newcastle have the £20M from PSG for Cabaye.
And it begs the question how much priority Newcastle put on finishing high up in the Premier League this season, when the club is prepared to sell probably our best player halfway through the season.
And this sale could upset some current Newcastle players, who will now know the club don’t have enough ambition to become a top club in England again, that will certainly end any slight chance Newcastle had of being able to sign a certain Loic Remy on a permanent basis in the summer.
Not only do Newcastle not have Champions League football to offer players, but we don’t even have the ambition to qualify for Europe, when we sell our best players for top dollar halfway through the season.
It shows Newcastle are no different under Mike Ashley than we were three years ago, when we sold Andy Carroll too Liverpool – and that caused a certain Jose Enrique to decide Newcastle just didn’t have the ambition he had, and the Spaniard left for Liverpool seven months later.
With this kind of strategy at the club Newcastle will continue to struggle to keep their best players and even struggle to bring good players to the club.
That’s just as long as Mike Ashley only sees success on the financial side of the club, and not on the playing side.
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