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Destined for a higher calling at Newcastle?

Date: 23rd January 2014 at 6:31pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Yohan Cabaye is one of the Premier League's most sought-after transfer properties this January, following an incredible first half of the season for Newcastle. It remains to be seen whether any of his many suitors, including Arsenal, Manchester United and PSG, will take the reported £22million bait before the end of the month. But either way, the 28 year-old has proved this term that he's destined for a higher calling than the Magpies - no offence Toon fans. To suggest the Frenchman wasn't highly thought of before the current campaign would be untrue. Arsenal launched an ill-fated £12million bid for Cabaye back in the summer, suggesting they felt that after two years at Newcastle, he was ready to handle life at a major club. But they resisted the Magpies' valuation of £20million, which, at the time, would have broken the Gunners' record transfer fee by a few million. Bizarrely however, I'd suggest another playmaking midfielder is the last thing the Premier League table-toppers need right now, and although Arsenal are the calibre of club I believe Cabaye is more than capable of playing for, his contribution would go relatively unnoticed at the Emirates. That being said, for £20million, or £22million to take the ... Read More

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