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Pardew Paves The Way For Sale of Cabaye

8 years ago
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As fans of the tenth best supported club in Europe and in the top twenty turnovers in the World, we are yet again reduced to a level of our best hope being to keep our better players, rather than build on the core of quality we do have.

I’ve almost got to the point where I have stopped caring who goes and who doesn’t because there is no long-term hope.

Alan Pardew has told the Chronicle the following when asked about the possibility of Yohan Cabaye (or others) being sold last minute and no time for replacements;

“That is a worry, we have had that before with Andy Carroll and it was a tricky time to lose Andy when we did. We managed to overcome that but you don’t want to make it a habit.

For me, of course I want to keep him.

If one of the big clubs comes in with a massive offer, we will have to react to that.

As it stands at the moment there have still been no offers, he remains our player and myself and the fans would love to see him stay come September 2nd – and still be in a black & white shirt.

The speculation (other clubs interested) about Cabaye is right, he is a top player and I wouldn’t expect no less. It is good for his confidence.”

I’m sorry but weren’t we all told that this would never happen again and that if anybody wanted our best players then they had to act early in a transfer window or else it was a definite no?

I know I didn’t imagine it and then to also have your manager now admitting that they would do this again, how depressing is that?

Newcastle got lucky when they sold Andy Carroll, it led to a profit in the accounts of over £30m that year but if your roll of the dice ends up with relegation then it is disaster.

So the simple fact is that our best players could be sold, which we already knew, but there are absolutely no limits as to when – if the price is right.

If I was really cynical I would think that Alan Pardew is almost putting a ‘For Sale’ sign up on his French playmaker.

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