Former Newcastle star Cabaye left PSG to sign with Crystal Palace.
He said: “I know that when I arrived [at PSG], perhaps there were certain players that didn’t want me to come. As soon as there was a ball lost, an interception missed or not the right pass, people would shout, would look at you strangely.”
When Cabaye moved to PSG, he was arguably the best midfielder in the Premier League, but he never truly established himself at the Ligue 1 side. He impressed for them, but when the summer transfer window started, it was always expected that he would move.
Palace were the lucky team to sign the playmaker, ahead of a number of other interested parties, and he has started his career with the Eagles in strong form.
He is undoubtedly a central player in Alan Pardew’s set-up, and it is unlikely that he will be faced with the same egos and characters that he had to deal with at PSG.
Palace look to be a great club for Cabaye, and Cabaye will undoubtedly be a great player for Palace, and it appears as if fate aligned to allow the Eagles to move for a player they would only have dreamed about just six months ago.