With the news that David Luiz has passed a medical and agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain, the £50M move from Chelsea now looks almost certain to take place, and that’s not good news for former Newcastle central midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
David Luiz – in action against Newcastle this year
It’s certainly a great deal for Chelsea, and represents a £25M profit since they signed the now 27 year-old Brazilian in January of 2011 for £25M from Benfica, and that money is for a player who wasn’t always a starter at Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea last season.
This news was on the Chelsea web-site late Friday:
“Chelsea Football Club and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed terms for the transfer of David Luiz to the French club.’
‘The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination.’
Paris Saint-Germain were recently fined €60M (about £48.5) by UEFA and have had their Champions League squad reduced to 21 from 25 for next season, for not meeting the Financial Fair Play Rules over the last three seasons, but this deal doesn’t look like they are taking the fine very seriously.
€40M of that fine will be repaid should the clubs fulfil the operational and financial measures that have been agreed with UEFA, and Manchester City got the exact same fine and punishment.
But somehow fining these clubs money just doesn’t seem like the appropriate punishment, when their spending too much money was the problem.
There’s something wrong with that somehow, and they both should have been banned form European competition, which was always going to be the punishment when UEFA President Michel Platini introduced the rules a few years ago.
It’s certainly all paid off for PSG and City – that’s for sure.
Lutz was played in central midfield by Mourinho at Chelsea this season, after it was realized that David can be a liability at the back sometimes, and that’s where we expect PSG to play the 34 times capped Brazilian International, and that’s got to be more bad news for Yohan Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye – at PSG
And there are persistent rumors that PSG plan to further strengthen their midfield in the summer, and Paul Pogba of Juventus, the former Manchester United youngster and French International, is supposedly in their sights, although the Italian club don’t want to sell.
Yohan has so far failed to win any of the three central midfield positions at PSG since he signed on at PSG from Newcastle in January, and PSG’s moves in the transfer market could make it difficult for Yohan to get playing time next season.
Maybe he wants to come to Newcastle for a season long loan deal next season?