The Cabaye PSG transfer is huge news on the other side of the channel and we’ve had our chief translator Pierre keeping an eye on what they are saying in France.
Both the French media and the PSG owner have given three reasons for the move, first up RMC;
Yohan Cabaye is about to join PSG in the next few hours. At 28 years old, the Newcastle midfielder has been convinced by the French Champions ‘s project.
A sports choice, a financial choice and a family choice.
A Sports Choice
Before accepting to join PSG he has been given guarantees by Laurent Blanc about his time on the pitch.
A Financial Choice
He will get a substantial increase to the 4m Euros a season he earned at Newcastle and a great opportunity at the age of 28 – he is also being offered a 3 ½ year contract.
A Family Choice
He is close to his family in Turcoing and it’s only two and a half hour by car from the capital.
On the other hand, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi gave his reasons for the transfer of Cabaye as being;
“One, he’s a very good player.
Two, I’ve never met him personally but I’m told he is a very good man as well.
Three, he’s French and it’s very important that we recruit French players to PSG and bring the top players back to Ligue 1.”