Cabaye’s Place Under Even More Pressure At PSG


Paris Saint-Germain will be in the transfer market again in the summer, but one thing that could keep them from spending the big bucks is they are expected to be punished soon by UEFA President Michel Platini, for failing to abide by the Financial Fair Play (FFP) Rules over the last three seasons.

yohan cabaye upright psg

Yohan Cabaye – finding it difficult to start games in Paris

Manchester City have been provisionally fined £50M and had their European squad for next season cut in terms numbers – but the case is going to arbitration, with City failing to agree on the punishment – why do they even get a say in the matter?

But there is news today that PSG may join the chase for Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to Football Direct News, and Roma creative midfielder Miralem Pjanic was also believed to be one of their top summer targets, but  the 24 year-old play-maker has just signed a new deal to stay in Rome.

Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos is also a possible target for PSG, but if Croatian International Ivan Rakitic is brought into the squad in the summer, that could move Yohan Cabaye further down the pecking order at the Paris club, where he has been unable to get one of the three starting central midfield positions since he was signed from Newcastle United in January,  for around £20M.

If Rakitic is signed, it could be difficult for Cabaye to get much playing time at PSG, although Newcastle fans know this lad is a great player, and let’s put it this way – he was great when he played for Newcastle.

And maybe just needs a little time to settle down at his new club.

But Cabaye will need to be in top form next season to play in the first team, if the central midfield positions are further strengthened in the summer.

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80 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    tequilamag

    im not implying anything like that,

    I am saying that we had the lowest amount of shots inside the box, and if you say we scored 35 well that’s great, we have quality players who can finish given the chance
    the very fact that we only scored 8 out of all the shots we had from outside the box just goes to show how much of a waste of time it is to do so,

    we would have been much better off trying to work the ball closer to the goal, more shots from inside the box, more chance of scoring

    and the fact that this has been the story for 3 years is shocking

    even you must see that, or is it injuries ? or the press, I just don’t know

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Ketsbaia9

    hahahah

    your mad mate

    phil jones has had a shocker, he does not know what position to play in

    Johnson, is having a mare right now

    sturridge misses more than he scores,

    the squad that is going out is the worst iv ever seen , to many squad players and rooney who never turns up

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  • Tim the toon

    May 16, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Grass is not always greener on the other side – ask Demba Ba!

    Cabaye should’ve finished the season with us – there would have been plenty of decent clubs looking to buy him now, and he didn’t need playing time at a bigger club, because he was already a fixture in the French squad.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    why are we even talking about a guy who wanted to leave?

    good luck to him , but lets move on

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed,
    “why do they even get a say in the matter?”

    It’s called the right to appeal mate. The right to self defense is a cornerstone to democracy 😉

    Now, what’s this about Keys being in trouble, saying he heard HBA had chinned AP? He said, “if that’s the case, one of the two has to go.” Note the word IF. Nothing wrong with that tweet. And tweets aren’t journalism, even when they come from journalists’ mouths.

    Anyways, IF HBA did it, he only did what a lot of fans had been wanting to do 🙂 And, IF someone must go, let it be the least talented of the two…

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Supermac appears to be upset with the clubs stance, he has said exactly the same as I did yesterday, Mike Ashley should be charged for bringing the game into disrepute, perhaps the NUST or any group could seriously consider getting a petition and sending it to the FA, after all, if you throw a game you would get done, so perhaps intentionaly not wanting to win a competition could amount to the same offence.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/malcolm-macdonald-fury-newcastle-uniteds-7130340?

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Cyprus

    what is pardews talent ??

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  • jayphoto

    May 16, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I bet Cabaye is back in the Premier League by the start of the 2015/16 season! Most likely at Arsenal or Spurs!
    Gonna put myself out there and say Rakitic is THE best central midfielder in the world! Just hasn’t had the exposure of being at a big club yet

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  • jayphoto

    May 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #9

    On player of the season im shocked to see Williamson? Think people get mistaken by the fact that hes the most improved player but hes not been the best! Can’t vote a central defender as player of the year when we’ve shipped so many! Willo and Coloccini have zero cohesion and Willo is at least partly at fault for that as a partnership goes both ways! Personally think both colo and willo looked better players playing alongside MYM! Seems to partner up better!
    Player of the year for me has to be Debuchy! Statistically the best right back in Europe this season on the opta points index! After that, Remys goals are the only reason we didn’t get relegated and Sissoko was the only player that created any chances though he was always played out of position!

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  • Macas

    May 16, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Spoof – They haven’t said they don’t want to win the cup, just that it’s not the main priority. While the Cardiff game was a really disappointing performance, the game against Man City was the complete opposite, and I thought we were unlucky to lose as we gave it a real go against them. We didn’t go into the Cardiff game to lose, but we just didn’t perform, which happened in a number of other games this season. The problem to me is mainly the poor communication from the club.

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Catchy,
    Exactly 😉

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Seemed to like playing on Tyneside – Why not buy him back for half of what we sold him for!!!!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Anybody who understands and loves Newcastle United will be angry at the club’s statement. I will give them credit at least for communicating and being honest on this occasion. If ever Ciaran had grounds for a boycott, this is surely it.

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Supermac said MA threw a game?! This is an offense you do time for mate. Forget it, the guy wants to be noticed.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 16, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Supermac scored five goals against Cyprus, Cyprus

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Charlie,
    no mate. Let him be a lesson to other players who may throw similar tantrums to leave: “the bench beckons you slightly above average player!” 🙂
    It’s absolutely nuts that he (and most else) kept Nasri out of the WC! NO comparison.

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Blackley, 1975 🙂

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  • lesh

    May 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Surely if PSG are fined for breaching FFP, then any further forays into the transfer market will surely impact on their finances again – unless they sell to offset those additional expenses?

    And, as we’re apparently pursuing silverware we can assume that we’ll be wasting time pursuing any player who has any ambition to win trophies?

    What a prospect we must seem to any target – aimless, no ambition, a managerial shambles, crap coaching, a manager who can’t control his temper and stifles any flair and an owner who’s got no clue about what football’s all about!

    🙁

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Cyprus
    Thought i would throw the question in the mix.
    Find it bit ironic that a lot of the fans call Ashley and Pardew, yet most of the players have fond memories of playing for the TOON

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Berahino to replace remy ??

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  • lesh

    May 16, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Blackley and Brownlie and Cyprus, when Macdonald scored his five, the Wembley scoreboard read:

    Supermac 5, Cyprus 0.

    And that was the last time he played for England.

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Charlie,
    True that. When St. James is on fire it’s something else. Must be an amazing feeling scoring in front of all those crazy people.

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Guys,
    I know, I know 😉 Don’t rub it in. Anyway, I am both proud and not so proud of that, if you catch my drift.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Ya kna what
    Season
    finished less than a week ago and I’m bored allready

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  • cyprus

    May 16, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #25

    The WC should be fun. Wonder which Latin American (free betting tip) country will win it! Anyway, off for now lads.

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  • headtheball

    May 16, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Mr T last thread @60
    I have a few computers but no I have never done any modelling. Well past my sell by date.
    HWTL
    Where is the entrepreneur extraordinaire?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    That WBA striker has hardly played this season. It’d be silly signing him.

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed,

    Can we pleeeeeeeeeeeease move on from Yohan Cabaye?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #29

    I spoke to Supermac last year and mentioned his five goals. He said he was surprised the BBC hadn’t mentioned it when reviewing something or other. (I can’t remember what it was last year – some game or player achievement where you’d expect it to be mentioned.) He’s a modest bloke and he had a point. I can’t remember now what it was.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Couldn’t keep up with all the posts when also trying to do work…sorry if I missed replying to anyone. Would be nice if this blog had threads and alerts and so on…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Blackley and Brownlie

    I did see a post about me going to cup games. Damn good question…and no, you’re right, I wouldn’t be hugely inspired if say we draw Reading and I can go to the game. I don’t get to see many NUFC games a season (last year was just Fulham away) and I was willing Reading to get promoted, but to go and see us put out a second string team and potentially lose to Reading after not putting in the effort…well that would be sad…

    I might go but it doesn’t inspire me as much as us putting out a full strength squad and stomping Reading to get into the next round…

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  • fatash

    May 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Plenty of choice for the best player of the year, lets see who did not get a game my choice ? R Taylor lol

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #33

    I could be wrong but when Supermac got 5 against Cypus did he then get dropped for the next game, I think he did, if so then that’s rough justice.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    tds

    don’t worry, go back over them 😉

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Spoof
    I think you are right and the reason why was our Kevin Keegan spat the dummy out cos Supermac scored all the goals and reckoned he would not pass to him. Ring a bell !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ian Toon

    May 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Kets- Saido came on at half time for WBA in the away game against us and took the penalty and scored the only goal of the game. He’s highly rated by WBA fans and in my opinion for good reason.He has had an excellent season and is their young player of the year. He is a real prospect and one we should sign. He also came on in the second half at SJP for a cameo role and impressed. He would be an excellent buy. Hopefully our scouts watch games and don’t just look at stats.
    The other player we might be able to secure is Snodgrass the Norwich midfielder who is a real trier and scored a fair few goals. It’s said he’s not attracted to playing in the Championship.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Spoof
    I still have the back page of the Daily Mirror with Supermacs autograph on – framed of that night April 17th 1975.
    PS Newcastle United’s Tommy Craig scored 2 goal for Scotland’s under 23s that night.
    and reserves drew 2-2 in the Central League

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha are you mad. Snodgrass is too slow and useless. Obertan is better. We need to be looking at players like Jeremy Menez and Mauro Zarate.

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Charlie, now that does sound very possible, perhaps 4 goals and 1 assist would have kept him in the side lol.

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #40

    I agree berahino and snodgrass are good additions..

    But I would not take him as a remy replacement…

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