Having captured the likes of Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez of FC Porto and Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid for close to £100m, the AS Monaco Summer spending is showing no signs of abating. The latest name to be linked to the principality is Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye.
Reports of a £20 million summer bid for the midfielder, who has been an important cog in the wheel for Newcastle over the last two seasons, have emerged.
Paris St Germain, this year’s Ligue 1 Champions, along with Monaco are intent on bringing the Newcastle schemer back to France.
Though this term the lad was unable to find the incredible form that he demonstrated in his first season on Tyneside, there’s no doubting his quality. And, he even assumed the responsibility of captaincy during Coloccini’s absence last season.
Newcastle are not under any financial obligation to sell anyone, let alone their star midfielder, so I suspect it would take a lot more than the rumored £20 million to prize Cabaye away from Tyneside.
Both Monaco and PSG have previously been linked with Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa as well.