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Newcastle Unlikely To Be Able To Pull Off This Coup

7:55 am, Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

The Star is reporting that Newcastle United are considering a move for former central midifleder Yohan Cabaye, and that we will try to bring him on loan to Newcastle for next season.

Yohan could be a decent loan signing for us, but maybe PSG would prefer a permanent deal this summer for the 38 times capped French International.

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Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle trying for loan deal

It’s been a terrible move for Yohan since he left Newcastle eighteen months ago, and he’s found it difficult to get a starting place at PSG but he pushed for the move away from the north-east once PSG came after him, but his career has gone backwards ever since.

It seems that Newcastle have been in contact with the players’ agents and talks are not at an advacned stage.

It would cost Newcastle around £2.5M for the loan deal and Newcastle want some help with what are now his huge wages at £85K/week.

There are other clubs after Yohan who want a permanent deal such as West Ham and Crystal Palace, so we’d be surprised if Newcastle could get the loan deal agreed with PSG.

West Ham would seem like a good option for him, with PSG wanting around £11M for Yohan, which is still high given he’s 29, but he has shown he can play well in the Premier League at Newcastle.

While on Tyneside for two and a half seasons he scored 18 goals in 93 appearances, and in Paris he’s played 53 times with 3 goals.

We’d be very surprised if Yohan Cabaye ends up at Newcastle on loan next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League · Yohan Cabaye

51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sing in the corner // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comrades take a deep breath. We haven’t failed to do anything yet, you don’t know what negotiations are at whatever stage. ? Frutration…yes. But looking at other clubs who has signed more than the odd player at present? There hasn’t been a stampede of deals done up to now. I am also not hugely optimistic based on the last few years but some of these boiling point posts are a bit premature and frankly not good for your blood pressure 🙂

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Ashley Out.

  • 3 John Tudor // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    crack on money bench warming man

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Ron knee, Tsunki,
    Pevious thread.

  • 5 sing in the corner // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Frustration * FFS GRRRRR aaaaarghgghhh… 🙂 another smiley for you all

  • 6 John Tudor // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    fat bathtub oot

  • 7 John Tudor // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    money oot ????????????????????

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Can’t be true, it’s not in the mirror.

  • 9 sing in the corner // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    fat bathtub ha ha. Random obesist comment but dead funny

  • 10 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    This would seem a good solution for all parties.
    McLaren gets his much needed midfield playmaker
    Yohan gets match time to claim his place with Les Bleus next Summer
    The Club avoids spending big dosh on an ageing player
    PSG keep a player happy and get his wages covered for a season

    I can see it happening , he and his family knows the area , rent a house in Darras Hall job sorted.

    Anyone know any estate agents in the Ponteland area ?

  • 11 sing in the corner // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    How about a bit of Raheem’s nitrous oxide anyone?

  • 12 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    It’s not in our preferred media partners this is true.
    However the Daily Star has great French contacts.
    They broke the Cabella story last summer.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Cabaye on loan, then what, he goes somewhere else, we’re left with a gap to fill and another seasons TV money in the fat mans pocket. Buy a young playmaker now to build a team around.

    Ashley Out.

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    There hasn’t been a stampede of deals done yet, but we have missed out on 2 of our alleged long term targets – Ings and Richards. We have also missed out on Juanmi, who we were reported to be watching closely.

    There are still plenty of options available to us, but we have to be willing to splash the cash. Mings, Hughes, Austin all been quoted as £10-15million, we have been heavily linked with one of those for a year or two, one for 6months, and then the other since QPR were heading down. Will we spend that money on any of them? I doubt it.

    Now, given they are 3 heavily linked players, and much more than we would usually be willing to pay, will we go back to scouring budget and very average French players again as they are cheaper.

    There is time for them to turn it around, but until they have acted then as far as I can see, the club is operating in the same manner. Actions speak louder than words.

  • 15 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Possibly because other teams dont need to rebuild on the scale we need
    One or two players to improve the teams is enough
    Our squad on the other hand ??

  • 16 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    I’m kind of shocked how many people want Cabaye and Carol back.
    Both have stinking attitudes ones a perma croc and the other is a cry baby.

    Let them rot!!

    Ashley out.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    I like Cabaye, and if we brought him back he would be our best midfielder, by a long shot. Still, I’d prefer we go a different route. If De Jong stays fit, big if possibly, then he is our playmaker. Rather than Cabaye we should be looking for a younger playmaker who can understudy for De Jong, is raw, but with the ability to still develop. As we saw last summer after loaning Remy, rather than just paying the going rate for a striker, we then have the same issues again. In fact, we are still feeling the effects of just loaning a centre forward as we are still short in that area.

    If other clubs are after him, and if Spurs are, then I’d say Spurs are big favourites, not us on loan. PSG would prefer a permanent deal, opening up permanent spaces in the squad.

  • 18 banjax // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    What’s the point of speculating about speculation ?

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Andre Ayew, another we were heavily linked with, he never went to Lpool or Spurs. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but I wonder how much more Gomis cost than Riverie when you factor it all in. But then again at 26 Riverie has sell on value………

  • 20 sing in the corner // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    True but the only measured time to make these definitive statements like ‘…he won’t come ..’ this ‘..and we won’t…’ that is when we come to the end of the window and the proof will be in the pudding, as you partly say. Until then its speculation based on bitter experience of the recent past. Just an observation on the rising amount of apparently in the know comments. Charnley is the one in the firing line now if no squad improvements are made by August kick off, now that Ashley has pulled a fast one and bowed out of football board responsibility

  • 21 firebug666 // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    PMSL: The Mag have posted a list of players we have been linked with so far.

    ‘Happy’ reading:

    Abdennour Aymen (Monaco) Defender

    Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick (Borussia Dortmund) Striker

    Austin Charlie (QPR) Striker

    Ayew Andre (Marseille) Winger ***SIGNED FOR SWANSEA 10 JUNE

    Bacca Carlos (Sevilla) Striker

    Ba Demba (Besiktas) Striker

    Bamford Patrick (Chelsea) Striker

    Beck Andreas (Hoffenheim) Defender

    Berahino Saido (West Brom) Striker

    Berisha Veton (Viking) Striker

    Bolasie Yannick (Crystal Palace) Winger

    Byram Sam (Leeds) Defender

    Cabaye Yohan (PSG) Midfielder

    Carroll Andy (West Ham) Striker

    Chester James (Hull) Defender

    Cissako Yarouba (Monaco) Defender

    Cleverley Tom(Manchester United) Midfielder ***SIGNED FOR EVERTON 5 JUNE

    Concha David (Racing Santander) Winger

    Cousins Jordan (Charlton) Midfielder

    Deeney Troy (Watford) Striker

    Denayer Jason (Manchester City) Defender

    Dost Bas (Wolfsburg) Striker

    Dunk Lewis (Brighton) Defender

    Elmohamady Ahmed (Hull) Winger

    Fer Leroy (QPR) Midfielder

    Fox Morgan (Charlton) Defender

    Furlong Darnell (QPR) Defender

    Gameiro Kevin (Sevilla) Striker

    Gignac Andre-Pierre (Marseille) Striker ***SIGNED FOR TIGRES UANL 18 JUNE

    Ginnelly Josh (Shrewsbury) Winger

    Gomez Joe (Charlton) Defender

    Heaton Tom (Burnley) Goalkeeper

    Hernandez Abel (Hull) Striker

    Hughes Will (Derby) Midfielder

    Ighalo Odion (Watford) Striker

    Ince Tom (Hull) Winger

    Ings Danny (Burnley) Striker ***SIGNED FOR LIVERPOOL 8 JUNE

    Juanmi (Malaga) Striker ***SIGNED FOR SOUTHAMPTON 17 JUNE

    Konate Moussa (FC Sion) Striker

    Lingard Jesse (Manchester United) Midfielder

    Mbemba Chancel (Anderlecht) Defender

    McClean James (Wigan) Winger

    Mings Tyrone (Ipswich) Defender

    Mitrovic Aleksandar (Anderlecht) Striker

    N’Doye Dame (Hull) Striker

    Promes Quincy (Spartak Moscow) Winger

    Ramirez Sandro (Barcelona) Striker

    Remy Loic (Chelsea) Striker

    Richards Micah (Manchester City) ***SIGNED FOR ASTON VILLA 17 JUNE

    Rhodes Jordan (Blackburn) Striker

    Sakho Diafra (West Ham) Striker

    Sam Sidney (Shalke) Striker

    Sanson Morgan (Montpellier) Midfielder

    Schar Fabian (Basel) Defender

    Sepe Luigi (Napoli) Goalkeeper

    Thauvin Florian (Marseille) Winger

    Van Ginkel Marco (Chelsea) Midfielder

    Wass Daniel (Evian) Midfielder

    Wijnaldum Georginio (PSV) Midfielder

    Wilson James (Manchester United) Striker

  • 22 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Apparently some of the football board of Newcastle have decamped to the Czech Republic to take in the England under 21’s playing there for the next fortnight.
    The place is crawling with agents and scouts at the moment the cream of Europes under 21’s should yield some rich pickings

  • 23 expatmag // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    16 Abeid
    19. Colback
    21.De Jong

    I have probably missed out someone over 21 but that would probably be our 25 man squad at present.

    Even after moving out Raylor and Jonas, there is still a lot of deadwood to be removed and I doubt Ashley, being the miser he is, would be willing to bring too many players in whilst paying players that are not going to play.

    I would say Ashley would be saying it is up to McLaren to get those fringe players performing to a standard required by a top 10 team.

  • 24 Slank // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Lil @ 14

    I don’t believe Ings and Richards were ever our targets.

    Given how quick the Ings deal was done it strongly suggests that everything had been wrapped some time ago.

    Richards is essentially a right back and we currently have one of the best right backs in the league. I doubt either would want to be understudy to the other. Some say that Richards could (and that is the worrying word) become a centre back but I believe the club is after a recognised centre back and not some ersatz shoe in.

  • 25 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    I’d like to ask the romantics out there how many times does re living your past work out?

    Except Beardsley I can’t think of one player we’ve had in first 11 who we have sold then re bought and they played as well or better than first time.

    It maybe nice thinking of past glory but it won’t be repeated as there’ll always be a elephant in the room.

    IMO Cabaye would prefer a reunion with Debeuchy over the Toon Army.

  • 26 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Very weird you should miss out our only Aussie
    He is making a Good recovery after hip surgery
    Geddit Good recovery ?

    I’ll get me coat

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Yeah, forgot about Ayew, well we were told we couldn’t compete with Swansea, where did they finish again? 8th. So we can calculate that punching above our weight only takes us to 9th and around Stoke level at the most.

    Still, as you mention Gomis, we know that free transfers aren’t cheap! I was never really keen on Gomis either, but he is a far better player than Rivi ever will be. If you think Rivi has sell on value then I may have to question your sanity!

  • 28 cyprus // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    back to your favourite player mate.

    So, I think NO. We almost got relegated with him in the side as well. He often just observed games, we glorified him and duped PSG into paying an outrageous amount for a simply decent player. He walked out on us etc. etc.

    Hope I won’t need to comment on him again. NO. We want better, in order to go up a step or two.

  • 29 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Stick with trying to buy a few brits ,they hopefully have a bit more loyalty to the club
    The french all want the bigger club ,champions league ,
    Cabaye to return ,no thanks
    Sissoko wants to go ,let him
    Tiote and Cisse ,need to get back to the way they were or sell now ,more so tiote
    Need a bit more grit/fight in the team ,heads are dropping far too easily imo

  • 30 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    For me Will Hughes spending a season learning under Yohan would be great .

  • 31 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    It is difficult to know who are targets are, plenty of nonsense is made up, but when rumours and stories are repeated for a long time then it can be assumed that there is likely something behind it. Ings and Richards have both been linked for a long time.

    We may not have acted on the interest, but I’d say they were on the list of targets, just we didn’t get out of the gates.

    On Richards, he would be a better centre back then what we have at the moment. The fact he can cover both is great. We need a new right back, looks like Trippier is off to Spurs, and he would have been my first choice – at £3.5million he is a bargain as well.

    The point is, these players are players that it is fairly safe to assume that we have tracked, and we haven’t made a move, whilst other clubs have strengthened.

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Yeah, that is probably true, but I can’t see the club going after both. Paying Cabaye £85k a week, spending £10-15million plus wages on Hughes, and having De Jong around picking up another £40k+.

    It just doesn’t add up in terms of how the club operate, so I think it would be one or the other.

  • 33 hibbit // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    all these rumours about this player or that player are just pr from the club or the press the truth is we can not even sort Mc coaching staff out with charnley in charge

  • 34 lesh // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:41 AM


    Carlos Bacca?

    His name sounds like the Spanish equivalent of a German landlord I once had.

    His name was Karl, Karl Bach!


  • 35 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    It will be interesting to see how Tiote gets on under McClaren. He wasn’t a first choice in Holland for McClaren, in his last season there he only completed 6 matches, and was subbed on more times than he started games, and was often brought off.

  • 36 will die for the toon army // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    That’s why I dont care aby speculation. Its crap. We omly need 6 players bt we have been linked with over 30 players. Carr is good but not that good.

  • 37 Sazzer // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Gignac, Ayew, Ings , Cleverly, Richards and Juanmi is decent players but still better players out there for us to get.

  • 38 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    But can we get them?

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    As you probably know, I’m not the biggest fan of winking smiley faces, I thought my use of repeated full stops would signify my thought on Riverie having a sell on value.
    I just wish there was an angry fist icon for winking smiley faces when not being used in moderation.

  • 40 croftus5678 // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    i dont think it matters who we are linked with !

    as proven by our team we will only sign those bargain players who we can get on low wages reguardless of what quality we should be going for ! if they are not a bargain (charlie austin) i’d bet we dont sign him.

    however if there was a player like bas dost available for say 8mil who is on a lot lower wage then prem players and its clear that he will score a few goals and his value will double in a years time then i have no doubt we have geniune intrest in him.

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    will die for toon army,
    Why don’t you set your self alight outside of the ground in protest of the way we’re being run, that would be a good way to die for the toon army.

  • 42 expatmag // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM


    Just like you feeble attempt at humour, I think he will prove to be a failure and end up back in the A league, probably at Melbourne Victory.

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    No, I got it mate. The overuse of smileys doesn’t really annoy me, but I get our point. There is a fist icon I think, certainly on my phone for emoctions, but I have no idea how to type it!

  • 44 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Aarons. Sissoko Perez

    Anita. Dunk. Van dijk. Jaanmat



  • 45 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    I don’t think Dost does guarantee goals. Only 2 good goalscoring seasons out of 7 through his career….

  • 46 cyprus // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Carr needs to live up to his reputation as well. We’ve had too much deification, in Carr we trust and the like. He’s supposed to be digging up gems, rough diamonds who cost less and can punch above their weight.

    The established players, me or you could go after. (and we need a couple of these too now)

    Get to work Carr, or you’re out too mate. Three Perez-like surprises or someone will be passing you the phone. Sorry, but as you see, the masses are restless and belligerent

  • 47 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Curtis Good is an interesting one.
    Since arriving in the UK 3 years ago he has only played 1st team footy15 times , unbelievably one of those 15 was a Wembley final for Bradford !!!
    He was sent to the USA in February for surgery on a persistent hip injury.
    Reports are saying he’s looking good in training
    With the arrival of Lascelles and the recovery of Saylor and Good , the emergence of Dummett perhaps the CB situation may not be as bad as the doom mongers are saying.

  • 48 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Evening Crocodile reporting:
    ‘Newcastle United have made contact with Wolfsburg over hitman Bas Dost.

    United’s hierarchy were in talks earlier this week after Mike Ashley gave the green light to spend – and the owner is understood to have told Lee Charnley to make sure the team is better equipped than it was last season.’

    Well Charmless – ball looks like it is your court – so get your finger out your ASS and get our ‘targets’ over the line.
    As someone put it earlier we are a long way behind most clubs in the Premiership with strength of squad and key players in key positions.

    I think the whole of the spine of our team needs strengthening-
    Top centre forward, central midfield player, central defender and a goalkeeper who commands the box or a goalkeeping coach who can work on Krul’s kicking/passing out and command of the six yard box.

  • 49 TheIndianToon // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Dear Ed, Dear all,

    Check out my new write-up for the fanzine TheMag – discussing and giving my two pence about football, not the transfers or the rumors or the owner…

    Do read and comment:

  • 50 will die for the toon army // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    NUFC policy is hard to crack. They say we pay low wages but wen we sell e players its like we think. We were paying 85k. Weird.

    The only thing that has consistency has been our Under 26 players. Paying over e odds our prices r undisclosed and we sign confidentiality contracts with former owners so hard to know how much we paid for players. Know here knows how much we paid for Mbiwa or Cabella.

  • 51 Sazzer // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie
    We will see.

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