Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted that he is not worried about the speculation linking duo Yohan Cabaye and Fabricio Coloccini with moves away from St James Park.
Both stars have been keen for a move away from the club in the past, and a lot of reports are suggesting that they both still want to leave The Magpies, with Coloccini eyeing a move back to Argentine, whilst Cabaye wants to move to a Champions League team, with Arsenal keen on him.
Last Winter, Coloccini revealed his desire to move back to his homeland, but the club denied him that move, so he had to remain in England, and as for Cabaye, he was keen to move to The Gunners, who bid £10million for him in the Summer, but that bid was rejected and the Frenchman was told he would be staying at the club.
The news was a blow to Cabaye, who then refused to play for the club, but in a recent interview, Pardew doesn’t believe he will lose his key-men and he thinks it’s all paper-talk.
“Sometimes when they are abroad they get asked questions which are slightly loaded with slightly different connotations to them,” said the Newcastle manager.
“If you want to ask me if I want to play in the Champions League I do, absolutely, and Yohan wants to play in the Champions League of course but we want him to do that here. We are trying to build that but it is difficult and it is only players like Yohan Cabaye who will get us there.
“As far as Colo is concerned, he is our captain and it is well documented that last year the pangs of home were pulling on him but he is a professional, he has been brilliant for us and I am just letting our fans know there is no big deal. The media are always looking to upset you when you are winning and we just want to continue where we are, which is in a good place.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles