Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew Set For Talks With Want-Away Star

Frenchman recently went on ‘strike’ in order to force through move from St James’.

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Newcastle United head coach Alan Pardew says that the north-east club will shortly sit down with want-away midfield player Yohan Cabaye to discuss his future at St James’ Park, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The France international controversially attempted to force through a move to either Premier League rivals Arsenal or Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window.

However, with the Magpies demanding a transfer fee of £20m for their coveted playmaker, and the north London club only prepared to offer £10m for the 27-year-old, Cabaye’s hopes of leaving the north east this season were dashed, especially when the Parisians then decided not to make a bid for his services themselves on transfer deadline day.

Cabaye, who resorted to going on ‘strike’ in a desperate effort to force a move before the end of the summer was finally reintroduced to the Newcastle first team by head coach Alan Pardew as a second-half substitute in Saturday’s crucial Premier League win over Fulham at St James’.

But the Frenchman’s entry on to the pitch was greeted by a chorus of boos by the home fans, while he has also recently been dropped by les Bleus for their upcoming Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus.

“It was important to get him out there on Saturday, it will make it easier to move on although there is a lot of talking to be done between now and Aston Villa,” said Pardew.

“We will speak with Yohan and with his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand in hand.

“The guy has a World Cup at the end of the year and he is a big part of France’s plans. He hasn’t been picked this week and I think that was a bit of a shock to him.

“It was only because of the [transfer] situation, because I think he’s nailed on in their team.

“That whole situation will resolve itself.”

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