Even More Competition For Yohan Cabaye At PSG Next Season

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.

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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.

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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?

Comments welcome.


8 comments so far

  • Thump

    May 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    This is a perfect example of more money than sense.

  • valle

    May 25, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    How is that player even worth 10 million? He makes stupid mistakes fairly often and it seems that his reputation is the best thing he has going for him.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 25, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Who cares?

  • lesh

    May 25, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    What is the point in fining Citeh, PSG and the others if they’re to get most of it back if they comply with other conditions?

    Those clubs should have been heavily fined and banned from European competition and if the Premier League, Football League and the FA would cooperate, had a lot of points deducted and trophies withdrawn.

    A bit draconian, but all clubs have had fair warning a d time to get their finances in order, to comply with FFP.

    I mentioned the Football League earlier and the reason for that is to embrace QPR for example which because of unfair owner support, ‘won’ promotion to the Prem. So, they may be fined but that fine’s a drop in the ocean when compared with the riches to be gained from promotion.

    FFP’ll never work unless it’s strictly applied.

  • musomag

    May 25, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Toonarmydownsouth…..couldn’t agree more. Who cares?

    Why even report on Cabaye now? While here he only played (well?) when it suited him, the remainder of that time was spent sulking and causing enough disruption to force the big money move he was forever bleating about.

    Don’t care whether he plays, rots on the subs bench or retires, Yohan Cabaye is irrelevant.

  • Wowhatawhopper

    May 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Football Vines (@Vine_Football)
    24/05/2014 13:45
    Finding out David Luiz is the most expensive defender in the world. vine.co/v/MmgPljvuYBp

  • cam_toon

    May 25, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Looking forward to him not playing a single CL match next season and moving to Turky.

  • Phil K

    May 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d take Cabs back on loan like a shot


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