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Reports That Mike Ashley Will Demand £25m For Yohan Cabaye

9 years ago

This morning has brought reports across the board that Mike Ashley will ‘demand’ £25m for Yohan Cabaye if interest from the various clubs linked with our midfielder hardens into serious bids.

This isn’t exactly cutting edge news as there is an ongoing belief/understanding amongst the fans that all players are up for sale if the right amount of money is offered.

What I suppose is different is whether or not Newcastle are now making it clear that they are actively looking to sell Cabaye to the highest bidder, rather than ‘fearing’ that another club is going to tray and take our midfielder away.

When you look at our transfer ‘policy’ as a whole this summer then we are all guessing at what is going to happen and indeed who will have any say in the decisions.

Having already lost a Lambeeezee (with no replacement as yet!) and gained a Kinnear, how can we be sure of anything that will happen at our club?

My best guesstimate is that Ashley does see the signings he made in January as this summer’s transfers and doesn’t accept they are the ones he should have made last summer. So I can’t see there being any money of consequence made available for transfers without significant players sold.

A £25m departure of Cabaye and a striker and central defender arriving, Sissoko dropping into midfield in place of Cabaye and Ashley still makes a profit on the summer trading!

You heard it here first.


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