Newcastle United have certainly had a decent season and they are currently eighth in the Premier League. However, the January departure of Yohan Cabaye has certainly rocked the club, and fans have been left disappointed that the French international hasnt yet been replaced. Therefore, to ensure that Alan Pardrews side can continue to progress in the coming seasons; its vital that replacement for Cabaye can be found this summer. At least, that is the purpose of this latest transfer inspired slideshow. The usual format will be in place with the brilliant combination of strong opinions along with stats and information from Who Scored. Please note that the players mentioned here may not be seen as direct replacements in terms of the position they play in, but would replace the influence on the team. An influence that Newcastle will certainly be feeling has been missing since he left. As we know, the club has chosen to buy players from the Ligue 1 over recent years, so thats where we are doing our scouting for this slideshow. So, lets get started and see what we can dig up
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