Yohan Cabaye and Didier Deschamps comment on summer move
Yohan Cabaye has picked up another three medals this season but it is a hollow season of victory for the former Newcastle midfielder.
In the end PSG comfortably win Ligue 1 by eight points but Yohan Cabaye only started 13 matches.
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The League Cup final saw a four goal thrashing of Bastia but Cabaye only played the last 13 minutes of that final.
Whilst on 30 May the domestic treble was completed with a 1-0 win over Auxerre but the one-time Newcastle man never left the bench.
In the immediate aftermath of that treble settling victory on 30 May, Yohan Cabaye’s agents met with PSG to discuss his future and now both Cabaye and international manager Didier Deschamps have been talking about the essential need for regular football, if Yohan Cabaye is going to have hopes of being first choice for France when the 2016 Euros are held next year in his home country.
‘Are you going to leave PSG this summer?’
“I have a situation where I have not had the playing time that I hoped for.
“My representatives are working to find the best solution and in the future, what is important is to play every weekend.”
‘A return to England?’
YC “The Premier League is a league that I like. There may be other options as well, I have to think carefully and make the right decision. “
‘Newcastle coach Alan Pardew is now Crystal Palace coach. Could they come together again?’
YC “It went very well with him. I enjoyed it and he does a great job. The most important thing is to enjoy it (working together). If I did make that decision, it would be a pleasure to see my old coach.”
“Yohan has a complicated situation at his club and he knows it. We have already spoken about it at a meeting in the Autumn and I have discussed it again with him.
“To be at his best, full of confidence, he needs to have that club (where he plays regularly) and he has not had this season at PSG.
“Does he find a good (at PSG) or a better solution? I hope for him that he does.”
Now that Yohan Cabaye has plenty of medals to polish, he has a massive decision to make.
This next move which he will surely make this summer, will basically decide his chances of playing in the Euros next summer, as well as what is likely to be his last significant club where he will be capable of potentially playing at his very best, the midfielder turning 30 in January.
Comments about Pardew/Palace have been much publicised but they were in direct response to a question and what else is he going to say, other than he’s sure he’d like to work with Alan Pardew again if they were thrown together?
I can’t see Palace ticking the right boxes for either his international or club future. It then comes down to which clubs are then prepared to pay his significant wages and potentially a fair sized transfer fee.
As we all know though, in return you would be getting a very good player when playing every week and full of confidence.
I personally would have him back at Newcastle tomorrow.
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