Crystal Palace sign Cabaye

Crystal Palace sign Cabaye

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jul 10, 2015. 13:53

Yohan Cabaye has been signed by Crystal Palace for a disclosed fee of £10m, leaving his club in France Paris St-Germain.

The 29-year-old midfielder joins Palace on a three-year deal, with the fee possibly rising to around £13m with add-ons.

Cabaye said he is grateful for the opportunity and is fully aware of the effort made to sign him.

"I know the gaffer (Alan Pardew) and have worked with him before and I'm confident with him. I want to do my best for him because he's made a big effort to get me to come here, as well as the chairman," he said.

Cabaye joined PSG from Newcastle for £19m in January 2014 but started just 13 matches as his side won a domestic Treble last season.

Palace's previous transfer record was £7m, paid in 2014 to Wigan for 27-year-old Scottish midfielder James McArthur.