Palace linked to Cabaye

Palace linked to Cabaye
France's midfielder Yohan Cabaye

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jun 15, 2015. 11:25

Cape Town Cup participants Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for French international midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

The former Newcastle United player wants to be part of France’s Euro 2016 squad and needs to move away from PSG to have more playing time.

PSG have fierce competition in central midfield with Marco Verrati, Thiago Motta and Blaise Matuidi all vying with Cabaye for a place in the engine room.

As a result, Cabaye started just 13 Ligue 1 matches last season and as a result he has set his sights on a return to the Premier League.

When asked if he would stay at PSG, Cabaye told French newspaper L’Equipe: "Not really. I know that if I stay, whatever I'll do, nothing will change."

Crystal Palace have been strongly linked with an interest in Cabaye, along with other Premier League clubs such as Arsenal.

"If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things well. But there could be other destinations," added Cabaye.