David Ginola has accused Newcastle United of lacking ambition and believes the Yohan Cabaye sale could have a domino effect with other players frustrated by that lack of ambition and seeking moves elsewhere.

Interviewed in the Star, this is what ex-United favourite Ginola had to say;

yohan cabaye sale“Newcastle really needed him (Cabaye) as a player.

“He was the greatest asset of the team and they’ve brought in around £19m but now they are without him and have no replacement.

“It is very strange and it sends out a very strong lack of ambition message.

“The other French players will say ‘we are fighting for the club every day in training and in every matchm then you sell Yohan.

“I think players like Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy , they’ll look at the club and see a lack of ambition, it will be difficult for them.

“They’ll ask ‘why stay in a club without ambition?’

Sadly, I find it increasingly difficult to imagine how we can firstly, keep our other quality players as they see so little ambition and a seriously under-resourced squad, then secondly, how on earth do you then attract players of the quality to do the kind of job Cabaye and others have done to raise the level of the team’s performance?