Newcastle chief shifts blame after transfer sale

Newcastle director of football has insisted that midfielder Yohan Cabaye demanded a January move after he heard of interest from Paris St Germain, as reported by Sky Sports.

Cabaye was sold to the French big spenders in a deal worth in excess of £20million, yet the Toon didn’t spend any of that money to replace him.

Alan Pardew’s side slumped to another humiliating defeat at the hands of rivals Sunderland yesterday in which the midfield battle was evidently lost.

Kinnear has been slated for his transfer business since taking over the role at Newcastle after he declared he has many contacts and the reach to sign plenty of highly rated players around Europe but he has claimed Cabaye made the move to PSG happen.

“Of course it is disappointing that Yohan Cabaye has moved on after two and a half seasons at St James’ Park.

“We didn’t want to sell him, make no bones about that, but Yohan made it very clear to us that the opportunity of playing Champions League football and being part of the sporting project at PSG was something he wanted.

“On that basis, we felt that if we received an acceptable bid for him, then it was the right decision for the club to do business.”


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