Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has told the press that the club must target top ten players in order to achieve their goals, starting with Paris Saint-Germain’s Yohan Cabaye, the Daily Mail reports.
The French international is one of the most sought-after midfielders this summer after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular in Paris last season.
Following a 10th and 12th place finish in the past two seasons, finishing in the Premier League’s top half is the Eagles’ ultimate goal and Parish believes to do so the club will need to acquire top class players.
“Yohan Cabaye is definitely one we'd like to do. It would be a massive thing for the club obviously, because he's a seasoned international,” Parish was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“We've finished 10th and 12th, we've done well but we want to do better than that. For us to get into the top 10 in the Premier League, we've got to be bringing in people that are top 10 Premier League players.”
Is Yohan Cabaye a top ten Premier League player?
The 29-year-old offers a wealth of experience, but importantly he showed during his time at St James’ Park that he also boasts tremendous quality and compete physically in the Premier League.
The Magpies and West Ham are also looking to break into the top ten, therefore bringing Cabaye to Selhurst Park would be a real coup for Palace and a real statement of intent.