Toon Reject £12m Bid For Cabaye But Wenger Will Be Back!

Last updated : 19 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Cabaye is set to start when Newcastle kick off their Barclays Premier League campaign at Manchester City tonight.

sNewcastle have wasted no time in rejecting a bid they regard as derisory from the Gunners - with Magpies chiefs valuing the player at £20m.

But it is worrying to think that Cabaye WILL go, but will Alan Pardew be able to replace him?

Let's face facts, the Frenchman has done everything apart from slapping in a transfer request, to get away from Tyneside.

He has courted a relationship with PSG and then Man Utd, and it is plain to see he wants Champion League's football, and the biggest stage, before heading off to Brazil for the World Cup.

Are we ambitious enough for him? FAR FROM IT!

Pardew has had a frustrating summer in the transfer market which has seen just one new arrival - on-loan QPR striker Loic Remy - who is currently sidelined with a calf injury.

It's a joke ... it really is!

Pardew said this morning: "We cannot buy big name players like Manchester City, we have to sign players who could BECOME big names."

Then sell them, as we always have in the last 40 years!

Supermac, McDermott, 'Barnie' Kennedy, Beardsley, Waddle, and you know the rest.

We had a spell during the Hall-Keegan period when we challenged the best of them, bringing in Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand and David Ginola. But those days will NEVER return as long as Mike Ashley is pulling Pardew's strings.

"Andy Carroll is going nowhere!", said Pardew six weeks after he took over at St James' Park ... and a day later the striker was at Anfield.

"Yohan Cabaye is going nowhere!" ... --------------- (I'll let you fill in the gap)