Yohan Cabaye continues to make the news in France, after he has failed to win a starting place at PSG, since he was transferred from Newcastle last January for £20M.
Yohan Cabaye – PSG midfielder
Yohan has only played 22 times for PSG with two goals this year, and has very rarely been in the starting eleven – and as an example of that – when he started at Lorient on Saturday, it was only his second league start of the season, and he was replaced early in the second half.
We don’t blame Yohan for moving the PSG last January, because it was an opportunity for him to join a club with huge ambitions, but it came with the risk that with better players, and an already strong central midfield, he would find it difficult to get games.
That’s proved to be the case, and it’s a big contrast with his thirty months at Newcastle, when he was our best player and an automatic starter for the team.
Yohan was a great player for Newcastle United.
France manager Didier Deschamps has stood by YOhan, and continued to play him in the France side, but with Yohan not getting much playing time at PSG and not seeming to fit in, it has to be a concern for Deschamps.
For his own good, it could be that Yohan will need to leave the Paris club – even in January, and then the question comes up whether he would come back to Newcastle.
Yohan Cabaye while at Newcastle
Maybe Newcastle can be proactive, and contact PSG now to see if we can take Yohan on loan from January for the rest of the season.
That would be Newcastle’s best chance to possibly get him back permanently at the club, but there are two reasons why that has to be a (very) long shot.
One is that Newcastle (make that Mike Ashley) will not pay the money PSG will want for him – and the Paris club are sure to want to recuperate the full £20M they paid for him last January.
The second thing is that other bigger clubs – like Arsenal as one example and Liverpool, are sure to want him if – he does become available.
Yohan has always talked of Newcastle UNited in the very highest regard – and he has told anybody who will listen that he loved his time on Tyneside, but even if he wants to return to Newcastle, we don’t think there’s much of a chance of that happening.
That’s unfortunate, because we’d love to see him back on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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