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PSG’s Laurent Blanc Admits Move For Cabaye Is Imminent and “Depends On What Players (We) Have Available”

8 years ago

Alan Pardew may have walked back in through the door at St.James’ Park but that hasn’t stopped the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of key players at Newcastle United.

After Fabricio Coloccini, midfielder Yohan Cabaye appeared to be Pardew’s closest ‘General’ within the squad.


However, the talk surrounding his future continues to grow, especially back in his home country.

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has just given a big interview to L’Equipe and French website (Thanks as always to Pierre for the expert translation) have reported the key part that will interest/worry Newcastle fans;

Laurent Blanc (PSG) : “Yohan Cabaye nous intéresse”

Laurent Blanc (PSG) : Yohan Cabaye Interests Us”

In a long interview with L’Equipe this morning, Laurent Blanc confirms his interest in Yohan Cabaye , “a wonderful player”.For now, we are interested because we are foreseeing certain  things. But will those plans take shape, I do not know.”

To be clear, the arrival of the Newcastle midfielder launched in the French team by Blanc “depends on what players (we) have available.

The old idea of clubs not tapping up players they are interested in seems to have died a death but I suppose it wouldn’t take a genius to work out that the person who gave Cabaye his international debut, might be more than a little interested in recruiting the player now he is manager at a French club with money to burn.

It is clear PSG/Blanc are very interested in taking Cabaye but the two unknowns are what the tipping points are for Newcastle United/Ashley (how much?) and Yohan himself (how content/happy he is at St.James’ Park and where he sees his ambitions able to be realised).


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