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Cabaye reveals he chose to remain with Newcastle after Tottenham came calling

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye turned down the chance of replacing Luka Modric at Tottenham during the summer transfer window. "The offer from Tottenham was to replace Modric," he told French television.

"If I had wanted to leave I would have; I have not left, I was not meant to leave as I am still here and I hope a lot of good things will come out of it.

"For me the Premier League is the best league in the world, you have to work twice as hard and we know about the high tempo in every match," he added.

"This is what attracted me and I will develop physically."

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