St James’ Park star on his way to join Ligue 1 big spenders.
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is set to complete a move to Monaco having undergone a medical with the newly promoted Ligue 1 side according to French source L’Equipe.
The 27 year old French international is a player Alan Pardew would be loathed to lose but it appears that the former Lille schemer, who moved to St James’ Park in 2011 is set to return to France to join big spenders AS Monaco.
Monaco CEO Vadim Vasilyev stated earlier this week that Cabaye was an ‘exciting’ player and this in turn led to speculation that the principality side were keen on the experienced midfielder and now it appears that the Magpies star will be Claudio Ranieri’s fourth big name signing this summer.
The Stade Louis II side have already spent vast sums to bring in FC Porto pair Joao Mourinho and James Rodriguez as well as Atletico Madrid goal machine Radamel Falcao. Monaco have also brought in veteran Real Madrid centre-back Ricardo Carvalho.
Cabaye has made 73 appearances for Newcastle United since his £4.8m to the North-East, scoring 11 goals in the process.