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Pardew Paves Way For Cabaye January Move?

8 years ago

The Yohan Cabaye situation dominated Newcastle United’s transfer window, the final couple of weeks bewildering as one of our best players was left sitting on his hands while his teammates toiled for creativity.

In the end it was a case of no change, apart from a clear deterioration in Cabaye’s relationship with many supporters, though whether this proves just a temporary situation we will soon see.

Alan Pardew has now talked about the aftermath of Cabaye’s belated first appearance this season;

“It was important to get him (Cabaye) out there on Saturday, that will make it easier to move on although there’s a lot of talking to be done between now and Aston Villa.

We’ll speak with Yohan and his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand in hand.

The guy has a world cup at the end of the season and he’s a big part of France’s plans. He has not been picked this week and i think that was a bit of a shock to him.

It was only because of transfer situation as I think he is nailed on in their team, that whole situation will resolve itself.”

Why would there be a need to talk to Cabaye’s representatives unless it was about a potential future move, I don’t really understand what is to be gained by the manager talking about this? What talking needs to be happening before Villa?

Talk about making this an even bigger mess than it is already, all Alan Pardew is doing is adding extra unrest to the chaos already created and increasing potential hostility to Cabaye, with fans made to think we have a player who doesn’t want to be here.

Surely the only route forward is for Cabaye to get back on the pitch and put together a run of decent displays, what is the alternative?

Cabaye playing well will get the disillusioned Newcastle fans back on side, get him back in the French squad/side (Deschamps made clear he and others were left out because they weren’t playing games) and potentially help him get a move elsewhere in the future, whether that is January, July or 2020, if that is really what he wants.

I don’t harbour any real ill feeling to Demba Ba because he put in the performances week in week out while he was here and like pretty much all football players, at some time they will leave.

The only important thing is that they do their best while they are St.James’ Park and that is the only thing that should matter for Yohan Cabaye, everything else is irrelevant.


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