Newcastle agree fee for French midfielder

Newcastle United and Paris St-Germain have agreed a deal for Yohan Cabaye in the region of £20m, BBC reports.

Last Sunday Newcastle rejected a £14m offer from PSG, but now a £19m deal, plus add-ons, has been reached.

The French midfielder will fly to Paris for his medical, which will see him miss Newcastle’s game with Norwich this Tuesday.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew stated on Monday that he couldn’t see Cabaye remaining at St.Jame’s Park beyond this transfer window.

No, I’m not confident,” Pardew said.

“I don’t think any team not in a Champions League position or fighting for a Champions League spot could be.”

The former Lille man, who moved to Newcastle for £4.3m in 2011, has scored 17 goals in 79 appearances for the Magpies.

Back in August, Cabaye refused to play when Newcastle rejected a £10m offer from Arsenal, but then later came out to apologize and insist he was ‘happy’ at the club.

He was however continuously linked with an exit from St.Jame’s Park and now looks to depart before the January transfer window closes.

PSG are the current Ligue 1 leaders, three points in front of Monaco, and face Bayer Leverkusen in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.


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