Yohan Cabaye wants to leave PSG, that's no surprise at all for me.
After playing every game in what is essentially a better league than what he is currently in, playing bit parts of games is not going to cut it for the Frenchman.
Where will he go, though? I know one club that are certainly interested.
Newcastle United have never looked the same team since Cabaye left them to go to his hometown club of PSG, so a return for the midfielder is not only likely, but a monumental move from the Newcastle board.
If Cabaye was to return to Newcastle and play the way he did last time he was there, I have absolutely no doubt in my heart that he would be one of the most popular men on Tyneside. To be honest, he still is one of the most popular people on Tyneside from last time he was there.
Fans would love Cabaye to return
Cabaye symbolises everything that Newcastle fans want from their players and their team. He is committed, energetic and very ambitious. He is exactly what Newcastle fans love. He would be an amazing captain for the Geordie nation.
While he was at Newcastle, Cabaye made 93 appearances for the club, scoring 18 times. He had a habit of pulling out the pass of the game in the dying embers and scoring free-kicks or just absolute screamers.
He pulled Newcastle through a lot of games almost on his own, especially in the 2011/12 season when they finished in fifth. That was a massive season for Newcastle and Yohan Cabaye, however the following season wasn't quite as big a success, they finished sixteenth.
The season after that, Cabaye left in January. This sent shockwaves through Newcastle and they never replaced him.
As a result, they hardly won a game for the rest of that season. This lead to calls for Alan Pardew to be sacked/resign, which he eventually did in December of last year when he vacated his role at St James' Park to go back to the club he loves, Crystal Palace.
Newcastle ended up being dragged into a relegation scrap, which they barely survived. Many people say this chain of events came from the sale of Cabaye, and I agree.
Newcastle have suffered since Cabaye left
They sold Cabaye and didn't replace him, that led to a lack of creativity in the Newcastle team.
They stopped scoring goals which led to a slide down the table. The summer came and Cabaye was still never replaced, the club were doing okay but because of the poor end to the previous season, the fans still didn't like Pardew.
So he left, they didn't replace Pardew and John Carver very nearly got the club relegated. This all stemmed from Cabaye leaving.
This proves how instrumental to Newcastle Cabaye became, so having him back at St James' can be nothing but a good thing.
Newcastle need a creative midfielder who has the ability to lead and there aren't many better than Cabaye at the moment. The love he got and still gets from Newcastle fans will surely mean that he won't be opposed to the move either, I hope it goes through.
What a statement of intent that would be from the Newcastle board.
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