St James’ Park star denied visa.
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has become the third player to be denied a visa to join the club’s pre-season tour to America.
The 25-year-old only arrived at the club last month in a £4.8million deal from Lille but was not allowed onto the plane with his new team-mates.
He will join colleagues Joey Barton and Nile Ranger, who were also banned by American officials, on the reserves’ tour to Holland instead.
Cabaye’s absence, because of a minor issue which has been resolved, is a blow to boss Alan Pardew, who wanted to integrate the new players into the squad on the tour.
Both Barton and Ranger were not allowed into the USA because they had criminal records.
This latest blow is another setback for the Magpies who vowed to take action against the fans who stormed the pitch during last Friday’s victory over Darlington.
Newcastle will prepare for Wednesday’s opening game of the tour against Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park.
They will continue their preparations when they face Orlando City on Sunday and Columbus Crew next Tuesday.