Yohan Cabaye to Monaco: Worst rumour of the season?

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Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move to French second division side Monaco.

There have been some absolutely appalling rumours this season, some of which have been created in most recent weeks. Wayne Rooney has been linked with PSG, Cristiano Ronaldo with Manchester City and Luis Suarez with about every decent European club.

The majority of rumours are nothing more than just that and the latest surrounds Yohan Cabaye, one of the Newcastle’s most important players who is reportedly set to leave for a side likely to bounce back into Ligue 1 at the end of this season.

It’s only natural for a rumour like this to be created. Monaco are one of the larger sides in French football, despite their current position, and Cabaye is one of the most important French players there is at the moment.

It’s just someone somewhere putting two and two together and trying to make four look a lot more glamorous than it really is.

Cabaye has a contact at Newcastle, which runs for another three years at the very least and if that goes well, then he could well extend his Newcastle deal to well into his 30s and possibly until the end of his career.

If Alan Pardew was a naïve or inept manager then you could understand why Monaco would think they have half a chance of pulling this sort of deal off, but it’s just not going to happen.

Pardew realises the importance of Cabaye to his current team and everything Newcastle are trying to achieve.

He recently made comments about strengthening the side this summer before pushing on next season and trying to secure European football again, because it’s something Newcastle have really enjoyed this season.

Therefore, it makes absolutely no point to axe one of the club’s key players, someone who is integral to the side in a playing sense and communication sense because of the number of French speaking players in the team.

It’s highly debateable whether he’d even be interested in a move because while he may want to move back to French football at some point, he doesn’t strike anyone as the sort of person who would join an inferior side just for the cash and nothing else.

Rest easy Newcastle fans because Cabaye isn’t going anywhere, this is just another example of the rumour mill going into overdrive.

How important to do you think Cabaye is to Newcastle?

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