Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Arsenal’s “derisory” offer for Yohan Cabaye is strange, not disrespectful - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal this week turned their attentions to Newcastle United’s French midfielder and tabled an offer which the Magpies’ boss, Alan Pardew, called “disrespectful”. Pardew was apparently upset at the timing of the offer, coming one day before his club’s match against Manchester City, as well as the amount offered. That figure is believed to be around £10 million and Newcastle have every right to think that they can demand more for Yohan Cabaye’s services. Cabaye was left out of the game at the Etihad, which Newcastle lost 4-0, having apparently had his head turned by the bid. While the fee and the timing might have upset Pardew, Arsenal have not behaved in deliberately hostile manner. Clubs are free to bid what they like for any particular player and at any time, just as the selling club is free to reject or accept any offer. It may perhaps be viewed as ungentlemanly to bid...
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