It looks as though belatedly the transfer market is going to move for Newcastle, though not to our benefit, with PSG offering £14m for Yohan Cabaye.
Sky Sports have broken the story by announcing that Newcastle United had turned down the offer.
A figure of £14m for Newcastle’s best player and one of the most in form scoring midfielders in the Premier League would be bad enough, though this figure is made to look substantially worse by the fact that a Chelsea reserve without a league goal to his name this season went for £37m in recent days.
While Yohan Cabaye has made all the right noises about wanting to stay, now a concrete offer appears to have been put on the table and PSG making clear they want him, the nightmares of summer gone have resurfaced.
Arsenal’s very cheeky bid of £10m was also rejected but it ended up with Yohan Cabaye not even playing in the aftermath.
I would argue that with Cabaye’s form recently and the way the transfer market has lurched to an even more financially crazy degree, PSG’s offer is even cheekier than Arsene Wenger’s was.
How our midfielder reacts to this news is anybody’s guess and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that whatever Newcastle may end up getting for Cabaye will surely end up only increasing any likely fee for Remy Cabella – if indeed he is the nailed on replacement if the sale goes through.
An interesting/tortuous week to come I think.
PSG offer £14 mill for Cabaye apparently. And how much for the other leg?
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 26, 2014