Breaking news tonight comes in the way of Paris St. Germain’s latest purchase and Newcastle United’s latest sale of talent. A deal of a reported £19m has been agreed for Yohan Cabaye to move back home to France.
Newcastle’s asking price for the former Lille player, who joined the Tyneside club for £4.3m in June 2011, is in excess of £20m but it looks like the Geordies have rethought that amount since the player has rumoured to ask to leave earlier today.
The French international Cabaye, 28 will arrive in Paris tomorrow for a medical and organise personal terms. The French giants have upped their offer from the weekend as they had a £14m offer for Cabaye rejected on Sunday evening.
Magpies boss Alan Pardew said on Monday in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Norwich City game tomorrow night, that he could not guarantee that the midfielder would still be in Newcastle after the transfer window: “No, I’m not confident. I don’t think any team not in a Champions League position or fighting for a Champions League spot could be.”
While at the Toon, The Frenchman has appeared 79 times and notched 17 goals. In the summer, Cabaye was stripped of the captaincy when he refused to play for the team in August after they rejected a £10m offer from English Premier League rivals Arsenal, but later apologised to the Newcastle fans.
The Geordies, quite used to having their star players sold, will look to Mike Ashley to splash some of the cash on a replacement, and they have been linked with Montpellier’s Remy Cabella throughout the transfer window.
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