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.
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.
What do you think?