When Yohan Cabaye first arrived on Tyneside in June of 2011 from Lille, he was simply delighted to be joining a club like Newcastle United, and it seems he looks back on his short two and a half years at the club, and he says he will never forget his extraordinary time at Newcastle.
Yohan Cabaye – will never forget extraordinary time at Newcastle
There has been a Twitter question and answer session with Newcastle fans , and Yohan Cabaye says he cannot wait to get back to play for Newcastle again.
Only kidding, its not quite as good as that, but he does say some great things about the club, and that will only help us with our recruitment this summer.
Here are some of the tweets from the French International during the session:
“I miss @NUFC especially the fans. I spent 2.5 extraordinary years there. I will never forget.”
“I have the chance to play at the Parc des Princes, PSG’s home, where the atmosphere is very good. But I will never forget St James’s Park.”
Cabaye was signed for the €5M release fee in his Lille contract – that’s around £4M – and it was after Lille had just won the French League, and of course Mathieu Debuchy was also in the Lille side.
So we suppose we made a profit of £16M on him in 30 months – but we would have been a lot happier if he was still playing for Newcastle.
But Yohan Cabaye became a much better player once he played for Newcastle and remember he hadn’t been capped at the full French level when he arrived almost three years ago.
And Yohan ended up as one of France’s best players, and in that fantastic 3-0 home win against Ukraine last November, that got France through to the World Cup finals – he was the best player on the field.
We just hope that some of our targets will see how players like Remy, Cabaye, Sissoko and Debuchy have improved on Tyneside, and will sign for us in the summer. 😀
Howay The Lads!!