French journalist attacks PSG over signing Cabaye from Newcastle

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PSG criticised for signing Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle.

Yohan Cabaye's transfer away from Newcastle is widely regarded as the moment it all went wrong for Alan Pardew's side.

A failure to replace the Frenchman in January sent the club into a slump, which they have not been able to drag themselves out of this season, as new additions take time to adapt.

Meanwhile at his new club PSG, he has found it tough to get a run of starts. With the playmaker suggesting this week he was worried about the lack of playing time, the French champions' decision to sign him in the first place is coming under scrutiny.

French journalist Daniel Riolo told le10Sport: "In the last transfer window, was it a good idea to buy Cabaye?

"They spent how much on Cabaye? Twenty million? What does he bring?

"I'm not saying he's a bad player, instead Cabaye is a good player but is he is for PSG? Bah no! A guy like Leonardo would never have bought players like Cabaye or Aurier."

The comments may be of scant consolation to Newcastle fans, but those from Cabaye may certainly grab the attention:

"Am I completely happy? To be honest, no. It is a new situation for me, but I don’t complain. It is the first time I haven’t played regularly for my club.

"Do I sometimes miss England? Yes. Sometimes I think about it, but I immediately sweep that away because it would cause distraction."

A cheeky loan enquiry in January with an emotional 'save our season' may not be the worst idea if Cabaye continues to struggle for game time.


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