Will Yohan Cabaye Be Returning To Newcastle?

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.

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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.

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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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23 comments so far

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I wouldn’t like him back the lack of respect he showed us let him for on the bench

  • dazzler

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t think I’d want him. Good player, overrated though. Plus he didn’t exactly win me over with his professionalism last year.

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #3


  • ToonMatt

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    No chance and I don’t blame him for leaving the least ambitious club in the league.

  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew will probably get Manager of the month, not bad for a guy supposedly getting sacked!

  • dazzler

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #6


    The way he has went on suggests he’s angling for a move back. Backing pards and sucking up to the fans etc. Money talks mate, but his international career is in jeopardy. I bet he’d give anything to be back here now.

  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #7

    How could he get into the team?

  • dazzler

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8


    Ours or there’s?

  • Magpie Myles

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #9


    I agree with you about all this extreme complining one side or another. It’s pathetic, we can disagree and debate and have opinions but having a go and starting arguments because you disgree with a point of view is sad and ruins this blog.

    On Abeid – i think hes a potentail world beater and he has some good strength on he ball. Him and Sissoko will come in like a wrecking ball.

  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    You lost the bet, man! You were supposed to not say the word ‘Cabaye’ for a month. Still, congrats, you lasted a bit over a week.

  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Cabaye is discovering that the grass isn’t always greener! He won’t be back unless we can get him on the cheap.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Abeid and Marveaux are better than Cabaye. We don’t need him, we need Grenier.

    Colback is nowehere near as good as Anita. Anita is one of the best holding midfielders in the league and has been Pardewed.

    Anita should be starting every week.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Colback can leave. We don’t need him.

  • 70TWO

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #14

    The grass is not always Grenier either!

  • robertsleftfoot

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #15


    If you think Anita is one of the best holding midfielders in the league you are either

    a) Blind as a bat
    b) On crack
    or may personal favourite
    c) you could put on the back of a first class stamp what you know about football.

    What do I expect from a Dutch international brought up the Ajax way, to be able to pass the ball, Anita gives the ball away too much considering 90% of his passes are 3-10 yards. He is as weak as watered down water and to top it off he bottles most chances to head the ball.

    Wow I am astounded by your comments

  • wynsleap

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #16

    We could do more with our money than going back in for Cabaye. That ship has sailed I think. We have Cabella, Sissoko, Colback, Abeid and not forgetting De Jong (when he’s fit!) to take up the midfield slots.
    I was never a great fan of Cabaye anyway unlike others on here who seemed blinded just because he was (is) a current French international.
    Would rather spend our money on a top class central defender and, if we have the cash, a good winger as I’m still not convinced by Ameobi and I think the injury to Obertan may affect his confidence for a long time.
    Sorry Yohan mate – you made your bed and all that.

  • goommy

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #17

    He’s very good player..but for many reasons, I don’t think he will be our player again.

    P.S. Anita was no where near PML class player. We should let him go on January..

  • AccyToon1

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #18

    I agree with money we should build up at the back. Once solid at back we can go and break at great pace and then have Perez/Cisse tap in. Until he gets his goal confidence put Rivi out wide. Maybe Phil Jones and Vertongan, they will want to be a successful club.

  • Nikolai

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #19

    kets those are some very biased comments there. They are professionals for a reason unlike us. Be more analytical so you can bring over discussion to the blog. Thanks.

  • chuck

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Fugedabotit aint gonna happen.

  • LocalZero

    Nov 3, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Out of interest, would anyone pay £20m to get him back?

  • HKTP

    Nov 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Anita, one of the best holding mids in the league??? Absolute giraffe. The kid has no composure at all, instils no confidence to the team, a liability waiting to happen.
    Colback looks excellent, passionate and a great engine. Abeid looked decent as well. Do the simple things well, don’t fanny around with the ball.

  • Richard

    Nov 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Cabaye is worth more than £20m to Newcastle. I saw him play for Newcastle in his last season a number of times, home and away. He was the captain of the team because he is a natural leader of the players on the pitch; he drove the team verbally and physically; he was the best passer and the best and most aggressive tackler. It was clear that (particularly the French players) he was a focal point off the pitch too, attracting players to the club. It was obvious that by selling him Ashley was ripping the heart from the team and that showed in the performances post January. Get him back!


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