Yohan Cabaye to consider move in the summer
Yohan Cabaye has said that he will consider his next move, only once this season is over.
The former Newcastle player doubled his French trophy haul in only four months last season after his move to PSG, enjoying league and cup success.
However, failute to hold down a regular place in the team blighted his early months in the French capital and that has continued this season.
Injuries have also played a part but Cabaye has spent more matches on the bench than he has started, making the team for only 10 Ligue 1 mattches so far.
Now back in training after a recent minor knee injury, Yohan Cabaye spoke to French radio station RMC:
“My future is only about getting back on the pitch and there are important matches to play and an exciting end to the season in store.
“We still have four competitions to play for and then after that…there’ll be time to discuss things but for now, my priority’s to get back into shape. “
Targeting 2016 Euros
“I have not lost sight of one of my main goals which is Euro 2016 – this will be important and we will see how it will unfold.
“There are people (agents) working for me and I have full trust in them but the important thing is to get back on the field in top condition.”
Whilst Cabaye may well pick up more medals this season, including even potentially the Champions League, just how much playing time he will contribute is very doubtful.
He’s gone back to France and won more medals, but one of the primary reasons for the transfer is now in jeopardy.
Next year’s 2016 Euros are being hosted by France and with him turning 30 before that tournament, it will very likely be his last chance to star for his country at a major tournament.
As hosts, France have no qualifiers and only a succession of friendlies, meaning regular club football is even more vital for any player hoping to make the team next summer.
PSG will surely look to raise the bar again this summer in terms of the players they hope to attract, with Yohan Cabaye surely having to look elsewhere if he is to achieve his dreams for his country.
Pretty much all French clubs will struggle to match his PSG wages but English clubs would have no problem with the massive TV money.
It would go completely against Mike Ashley’s normal behaviour but the temporary loan of Loic Remy showed that where necessary he will do whatever it takes to try and make it through another season in the Premier League.
When it comes to viable players Newcastle could bring in, let’s hope Yohan Cabaye is near the top of the list.
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