Will Newcastle Want Yohan Cabaye Back On Tyneside?


News that Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew will try to sign Yohan Cabaye from PSG this summer, and depending on what fee PSG want for the central midfielder, who was never able to command a starting place in Paris,  will probably decide whether Newcastle are interested in bringing Yohan back to Newcastle.

Newcastle haven’t yet replaced Cabaye so bringing him back would solve that particular problem.

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Yohan Cabaye – while at Newcastle

He’s now 29 and it was four years ago when he first arrived on Tyneside from Lille for a €5M buyout clause in his contract.

This is what Yohan has said about his future to Infosport:

“There is a situation now where I have not had the playing time that I hoped for.” “My representatives are working to find the best solution. In the future, what’s important is to play every weekend.”

“The Premier League is a league I like, the country too.” “There may be an opportunity, as there may be others. The important thing is that I will think carefully and make the best decision.”

His decision to leave Newcastle in retrospect was not a good one, and Yohan himself pushed for a move away from Newcastle, initially to Arsenal in the summer of 2013 when he went on strike,  and then in the following January when PSG showed an interest in him.

Newcastle rather foolishly let him leave in mid-season 18 months ago, and that coincided with a slump in Newcastle’s form as we lost seven of the last eight games of that season, although for five of those games Alan Pardew was banned from the touchline and John Carver was in charge of the side.

And we only just managed to cling onto 10th place – only our second top ten finish under Mike Ashley.

We really have to learn from that experience and not sell one of our best players unless we have a replacement who can be brought in – maybe Mike Ashley is finally seeing money isn’t everything – certainly not in football.

So it’s probably doubtful that Newcastle would be interested in bringing Yohan back, especially when PSG will try to recoup most of the £20M they paid Newcastle for the player.

And Crystal Palace may be able to take Yohan Cabaye to London, unless a bigger club becomes interested in the French International, which is possible, because Yohan showed he was a very good Premier League player at Newcastle.

In fact his career soared on Tyneside for 30 months,  and when he left it went downhill rather quickly  – maybe a lesson to other players wanting to leave the club?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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228 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost: ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    If that dig is at me MacToon as I have explained before I am a disabled guy with a lot of time on my hands. I love Newcastle United and I share some Articles I think people are interested in. So knackers to you!!!!
    same goes for you JFA

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  • manni

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Quote from Jurgen Klopp’s agent

    The Premier League is very exciting,” he said. “And we do not only think about the top four because there are some other great clubs below them. But I am not sure the profile of the job could work.

    “In Germany there is a clear separation between manager and sporting director and I think in principle this is very good. Jurgen does not like to speak to players’ agents or to carry out a transfer. So we have to see which is the most useful arrangement.”

    MASHLEY shud be ringing him now !!!!!!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Would love Cabaye to come back but I cannot see it

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Toon from Leeds,
    I quite like you posting links tbh, no matter what you do there will always be someone unhappy as you can’t satisfy everyone.

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  • 123 Dummet Time

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #5

    In a heartbeat, yes

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  • MacToon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh have we? – lol I still think it’s not good blog etiquette to use Ed’s blog the way you do. It aint difficult to hotlink your name but you point blank refused the idea. If you haven’t anything to do with the site then why persist linking every article? Strange tbh.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #7
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Manni
    Yeah that’s all well and good but he at least had a say in which players to go for. I don’t think he would have as much if any here. But we should be approaching him anyway even if he rejects us.

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  • toon22

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Bigger no brainer than ive seen for years and years.

    We should beg dream boat to return.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Part of me wants him back and the other part says f*** him

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #11

    I have absolutely nothing to do with the site and I have no idea how to hotlink. I share things people may have interest to. I don’t just share that site! I like the articles on that site but the chat on this site is better

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Ty Ronaldo

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #13

    TFL,
    Try posting some different links then other than every single article this guy is writing.
    TP,
    He was talking about our situation and said about the fans frustrations “maybe they could be doing a little bit better” we had just lost seven in a row at that point, he was basically siding with the regime and sounded like another washed up manager desperate for a job.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #14

    I quite like the links too.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #15

    I wouldn’t take cabaye. No matter how good he was, and I thought he was brilliant, he wanted to leave. He made his bed and he should lie in it. Plus he’s not getting any younger or better and I just don’t see him even considering us tbh, he knows how we work as a club and wanted out.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Any pornographic ones ?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Ty Belfast

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #18

    hahaha no belfast

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  • manni

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #19

    @ Rolando Aarons , yeah your right in the fact we shud approach him, if he rejects us at least we tried , problem is would you be inspired by Charnley if u met him, probably not lol

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Plus, midfield isn’t an area we are desperate for. Yes we could do with reinforcements but we desperately need defenders and strikes before anything else, even wingers before cm IMO.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #21

    I think he’s stuck there tbh unless Liverpool or Arsenal want him. Can’t see Palace or us affording his wages

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast,
    Get your own links !

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Fitness coach Dave Billows has also left the club

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  • MacToon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Fgs, we just got rid of google Jeffrey and now we have the Leeds linker!!! 😉 and shut it bellyfats!

    I don’t mind links too but spamming Ed’s site with the same one was getting rather tedious. What if I start linking every mag article or chrony article…would get rather tiresome…… most people will use newsnow if they want info anyway.

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  • geordieboy83

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Seriously what harm is TFL doing posting links, some of it is a decent read? Carry on mate, makes a refreshing change from depression, boring putting down of people who aint negative etc.

    Seperate note, is cabaye the answer or would a younger player be better i.e grenier, classie, van ginkel? Me personally the fee and wages he’d command I’d look elsewhere

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #26

    The fountain of knowledge that is soccer sauce is saying that reports linking lee Clark to become assistant are very wide of the mark. I personally just see it being Round if I’m honest.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok I shall post less if that will calm you down

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #28

    England WIN one day cricket match – apply comments to NUFC – the future’s brighter the future’s black and white

    Former England captain Alec Stewart: “Quite unbelievable cricket from England. Just think, a couple of months ago, England were being laughed at for playing archaic one-day cricket. It’s roles reversed from the World Cup. The public needed this, the England dressing-room needed this, and if this is how they are going to play for the next four years, it’s a great start.”
    Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “What you’ve seen today is that you can change mindset quickly with players and a coach who want it. England got well beyond par. I can’t remember seeing an England one-day performance as good as that.”

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Why do people want players back who didn’t want to be here ,fcuk him
    Shearer came here because he wanted to be here ,we don’t need money hungry cnuts who don’t want to play for us
    Remy can f**k off as well!!
    Perez ,fair play its been a dream come true ,that’s what we need ffs

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #30

    ToonFromLeeds
    Copy paste the important parts if the articles really isn’t worth reading.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Lochinvar they did play very well

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Ok thanks for the tip Sazzer

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Klopp + Cabaye ( in a Gerrard style role ) + Austin
    that would make me smile again

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  • MacToon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #34

    If you move your pointer over your icon at the top right you should see and click on “edit my account”. From there you can see a box for website: Enter the desired website in that box and click save.
    That’s for the desktop version. not sure if the mobile site is different?

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Dave Billows got himself injured when John Carver handed over the phone.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #36

    You will have a long successful blog career if you don’t listen to Jail Mactoon or Skunki Tfl 🙂

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Ty Belfast pmsl

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  • MacToon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Lol, is that your secret bellyfarts?

    btw “edit my profile”
    and “update profile” –

    ffs

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  • MacToon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Ah ha, my blue friend from Leeds 🙂

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Didn’t see the article change. Hate it when that happens.

    Jail,

    On Pearce, I never heard that interview. If he is siding with the regime that can’t be good, unless he is just not clued up on the situation as a whole. Dosn’t surprise me the brown nosing that goes on though when coaches are out of work.

    All this speculating on a number 2 and McClaren could bring in his own really, we could be well off the mark.

    Can’t think of any others off the top of my head who would be a reasonable candidate under this regime.

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