Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have officially signed playmaker Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle United. The 28-year-old signed a three-and-a-half year deal for a fee believed to be around £20 million. Cabaye will be wearing the No. 4 jersey and will look to make an immediate impact on the side’s domestic hopes as well as their Champions League aspirations.
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The French international has been superb for the Tyneside club, quickly becoming the engine that the rest of the team has fed off of. Ever since he completed the move from Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille in 2011, Cabaye has created the second highest number of chances in the Premier League at 142. He loves to chip in with a goal as well, and only Luis Suarez has scored more times from outside of the box this season.
It is safe to say that he is the perfect player for PSG, yet it is reported that some of their more influential players are doubting his potential to play up to the Parisian club’s standard. This is pure nonsense to the highest degree. Cabaye’s statistics put most of his new club to shame while doing it all in a tougher league. Just this season, Yohan has created more chances than all of PSG aside from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has scored more domestic goals than forwards Lucas Moura and Ezequil Lavezzi combined and has made more interceptions than any player on his new club has in Ligue 1.
If that is not enough, Cabaye is not Champions League cup-tied and will be eligible to face Bayer Leverkusen when the two sides meet in the Round of 16.
Yohan Cabaye is not only good enough to play for PSG; he is good enough to start for them. His vision, passing, positioning and eye for the goal are his best attributes and will likely see him unseat Thiago Motta or Blaise Matuidi, who is already being linked to Arsenal.