After managing just 13 starts for Paris Saint-Germain this season, Yohan Cabaye’s tenure at Parc des Princes looks to be over.
With a stacked midfield that includes Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta, the former Newcastle man has said he does not see himself staying at PSG next season.
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Cabaye had a great season for the Magpies in 2013-14, scoring seven goals in 19 league appearances before being sold to PSG for nearly $30 million.
Now relegated to Laurent Blanc’s bench, the French international said he is open to a move back to the Premier League.
Sometimes it is better to take a step back to start again and enjoy playing again. I had a great time in England in a league that really suits me.
Now I am at PSG. Certainly, I would have preferred that it had gone differently, the club as well, but this is the reality.
If I have the chance to return to England, I hope that everyone will be intelligent enough to do the right thing. And there could be other destinations.”
It was rumored that the French international would make a return to the Premier League during the January transfer window, but while a deal never happened, it seems sure he will be back in England this summer.
With EURO 2016 being played in his home country of France next year, Cabaye wants consistent first-team playing time to assure his spot on Didier Deschamps’ roster.
Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Cabaye, which would reunite the midfielder with manager Alan Pardew, whom Cabaye said he enjoyed playing under at St. James’ Park. West Ham and Arsenal are also rumored to be looking into a possible move for his services.