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Cabaye Would Come Back Without A Shadow Of Doubt

9:17 am, Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Yohan Cabaye was said to be moving to Crystal Palace according to recent reports, but it looks like other clubs are now moving in for him including Marseilles and Roma, so it’s unclear where Cabaye will land up this summer, with PSG wanting £10M for the 29 year-old central midfielder.

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Yohan Cabaye – while at Newcastle

Yohan was a proven commodity in the Premier League at Newcastle and one of our best players,  but he left us for the Paris club eighteen months ago and some fans may not want him back.

He also went on strike almost two years ago after Arsenal came in with a bid for him that Newcastle turned down.

Former left back Olivier Bernard has talked about Yohan today in the Chronicle, and he says Cabaye would come back to Newcastle – but only if the club are more ambitious:

“Yohan Cabaye would come back if the team was right and we had the ambition to win things and challenge rather than the business ambition we have at the moment.”

“I think he would come back to Newcastle United, without a shadow of a doubt,” “So far though he would probably look at it and not be quite so sure.”

“I can guarantee he won’t be the first signing, he would want to see what’s coming. He needs to make sure that he goes to the right club, not one that is losing every week, because he wants to be involved for France at Euro 2016.”

“It’s a difficult decision for him but I’m not that surprised that Crystal Palace are looking at him and are making a play.”

“Palace are in a similar position to Newcastle when Alan Pardew was the manager here. They have a decent squad and I think they are trying to go to the next level.”

“It actually looks like a better squad than most and I think they will be competing in the top ten.” “For him it’s a difficult decision now but am I surprised he’s looking to come back to England? Not at all.”

“He probably left for financial reasons but he hasn’t played enough for Paris Saint Germain and now he’s on the bench for France, which is not where he wants to be.”

“Newcastle could do with a player like him but they need to change their whole business model really.”

Yohan is in danger of losing his place in the French squad for the 2016 Euros if he doesn’t play regularly next season,  and Newcastle has always been a high profile club in France.

But we’d be surprised if Newcastle go after him this summer, mainly because of the way he left the club – and Newcastle will try to bring in a younger and cheaper option.

But it could happen.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Just gerrim signed up along with the rest!

  • 2 Spellcheck // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Love Cabaye nearly as much As wifey does, ‘Dreamboat’ she calls him. I remember watching his 1st few games at St. James, class!!!!! Shame about manner in which he left.

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    He’s wearing the right colour top

  • 4 croftus5678 // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    i honestly think siem is better tbh !

    cabaye was a great player on his day and def stood out from our other players but we only remember the good things about him !

    there were many many occasions i recall fans crying about him and that we should sell him ect ! over all he will be far more appreciated by myself for his pride in telling other players how good our club is and his workrate in convincing players to come to us.

    mind you we could def use his freekicks thats for sure.

  • 5 hibbit // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    cabaye is one of a band of players who thought the grass was greener on the other side and found it wasn’t at newcastle big fish in a small pond at psg a minnow in a ocean

  • 6 Spellcheck // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    We miss his set plays. Totally inept we’ve been since his departure.

  • 7 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    2 season loan at best worth £5m and pay his wages. It makes Financial sense. For both PSG and The player.

  • 8 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    I miss Cabayr he made us tick. How he did it I dont know but I had missed for the last 18 months.

  • 9 JP...from The Rock // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    How about Grenier? Remember him.

  • 10 toonincheek // Jul 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Don’t think Cabaye left us just for the money.

    PSG was his dream club, so can’t really blame him
    for leaving us but he wasn’t quite good enough to
    warrant a starting place at PSG.

  • 11 Dulcinera // Jul 3, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    I would drive Cabaye to Newcastle myself. This guy is world class. In fact he’s probably one of the toons best signings in recent history Any fans who say they don’t want him back are just the exact type of people you find boring you to death with “ashley out” comments every 5 seconds.

    He left us for PSG because they have chances of winning trophies and we do not, and will not for quite some time. This guy could walk onto any top 4 team. If people think he’s not good enough because he doesn’t start for PSG then you have lost the plot.

  • 12 mactoon // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    He went on strike and refused to push through his move because he wanted to play Champions League football. Given that as a Newcastle player he must have some insight into how the club is run so why on Earth would he now want to come back

  • 13 mactoon // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Edit: *refused to play for us to push through his move

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