English Premiership

Cabaye warns Magpies

2014-06-05 11:27
Newcastle United (File)

Cape Town - Yohan Cabaye believes his former club Newcastle United will be making a mistake if they offload Hatem Ben Arfa this summer.

According to Skysports, Ben Arfa is being lined up for a move away from St James' Park with the club apparently willing to listen to offers.

After being frozen out of the first team by manager Alan Pardew following a bust-up in training, the 27-year-old midfielder play maker is on the verge of an exit from Newcastle. 

Cabaye, who sealed a lucrative move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain in January, is more than confident Ben Arfa will land on his feet if indeed he does move to a new club. However, the French international fears the club will be losing one of its stars. 

"I have not talked to him (about a departure)," Cabaye told Foot Mercato.

"This is a situation that he must manage on his side. For me, he remains an extraordinary player with enormous quality.

"It is true that it was harder for him late in the season. He is going to bounce back and find more opportunities with another team."

Cabaye, currently on 2014 SWC duty with France, only has admiration for the talented midfielder who he described as one of the players hat he had played with that had the highest quality. 

Cabaye said that should Ben Arfa return to France it would only strengthen the domestic league.


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