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Newcastle show a "lack of ambition"

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Ginola spent two years at St James' Park. (©GettyImages)
Ginola spent two years at St James' Park. (©GettyImages).

Former Newcastle United winger David Ginola believes his fellow Frenchmen will consider their futures at the club following the sale of Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Star.

The Magpies sold Cabaye to PSG for £19million last month but failed to replace their prized asset, with Ginola believing it showed a “lack of ambition.”

His departure was received furiously by angry Newcastle fans who had been reassured no departure was going to take place.

And Ginola told Starsport: “They’ve got £19m in the bank but they are without him or a replacement. It’s very strange and it sends off a strong message of a lack of ambition.

“I think about players like Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran. They will be devastated and they’ll wonder: Why am I staying at a club with no ambition at all?

“Newcastle surprise me a lot,” he claimed.

“It is frustrating. They were looking for titles and things for so many years and it seems they lost ambition on the way.”

While Cabaye is now in Paris helping PSG in their attempts to win Ligue 1 and the Champions League, Alan Pardew and his side have since not won in the league, including a hammering at home to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby.

The fallout of the transfer has not just been evident on the pitch, though. Joe Kinnear resigned from his position as the club’s director of football on Monday, but fans will be hoping Ginola’s latest comments aren’t right, and their star French players will stay.

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