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Yohan Cabaye told he has to leave PSG

7 years ago

Over in France, Yohan Cabaye has become a major talking point after a number of disappointing performances, when given rare chances in Ligue 1.

Cabaye started only his second league match since September when he lined up for PSG away at Lorient on Saturday.

The club from the capital eventually won the match but it was with no help from the former Newcastle midfielder. The scored were level when Yohan Cabaye was hauled off just after the hour mark, only six minutes later his replacement Verratti laid on the winner for fellow sub Bahebeck.

With Cabaye such an important player for the national team, it is a worrying angle for the French footballing public, with Yohan expected to play a key part when France hosts the European Championships in 2016.

In numerous match ratings, Yohan Cabaye was rated the worst player on the pitch on Saturday against Lorient and it hasn’t been an isolated incident.

Former Chelsea player and French international Franck Leboeuf summed up the concerns surrounding Yohan Cabaye when he appeared on French TV’s Téléfoot Sunday.

The former defender turned pundit saying that he thinks Yohan Cabaye’s problems stem from the fact that PSG manager Laurent Blanc never saw him as a first team player.

Leboeuf believing that Cabaye needs to get away from PSG if he is to get his form and confidence back.

The fact that exciting young midfielder Adrien Rabiot has just agreed a big contract extension for PSG is simply further proof that the writing is on the wall for Cabaye at the Parisian club.

Frank Leboeuf;

“I think Yohan Cabaye has never been part of Laurent Blanc’s first choice team.

“When he (Cabaye) arrived, there was already Motta, Matuidi and Verratti installed.”

A mistake for Cabaye;

“For me it is a mistake on his (Cabaye’s) part. He must think about the French team and losing the confidence he accumulated in Newcastle.

“He will have to ask the right questions about his future and think about it starting this winter or in the summer.”

Needs to think of 2016;

“He needs to be ready for 2016, to be one of the major elements of the France team.”


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