One of the more headline grabbing transfer reports this week, has seen Yohan Cabaye supposedly set for a reunion with Alan Pardew.
An easy story to write, in terms of having a (supposed) basis in truth/possibility, due to the pair having being together at Newcastle, but could it have any truth in it?
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It is The Sun who first carried the story and according to the reports, Yohan Cabaye has knocked back Aston Villa because of Alan Pardew and the fact he’d rather be in London than Birmingham.
The thought of the inspirational midfielder ending up at Palace whilst we gamble on some untried, relatively unknown, foreign budget import, isn’t a pleasant one.
If he is willing to move back to England then he will still cost a decent amount (£10m speculated) but would represent a massive profit for Mike Ashley regardless of the exact figure.
I think Yohan Cabaye is EXACTLY what Newcastle need this summer, a player who we would all be very confident in producing the goods, also somebody who can get fans back onboard and maybe even bring something better out of players such as Remy Cabella who has struggled.
Sadly though, with the midfielder turning 30 in January, you can’t imagine Mike Ashley entertaining the thought for a moment.
With the Euros in France next summer you would be guaranteed that Cabaye would be busting a gut to impress Deschamps and guarantee a place in the squad and hopefully the team.
Could Crystal Palace really give him the profile to get into the national team. At Newcastle United he already achieved that so why can’t we make this transfer happen?