A move to Everton could see Cabaye flourish into one of the league's best midfielders

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye in action with Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

Everton should consider a move for Crystal Palace midfield star Yohan Cabaye.

France's Yohan Cabaye at the end of the match Yohan Cabaye in action for France

Yohan Cabaye moved to Crystal Palace, in what was a shock move from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, in a bid to gain regular first-team football.

His performances for Newcastle United prior to his move to France led to high acclaim and many of Europe's top clubs courted his signature.

He failed to make an immediate impact in Paris, however, and was subsequently sold to the Eagles, where he went on to make 33 Premier League appearances for the Selhurst Park outfit last term.

Without being disrespectful to Crystal Palace, Cabaye's ability is of a level that would allow him to play for one of the Premier League's best sides, and it is debatable whether the Frenchman's game even suits Alan Pardew's style of play.

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye and Scott Dann celebrate at the end of the gameCrystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye 

Cabaye would be a fantastic signing for Everton, and would slot seamlessly into Ronald Koeman's style which places a heavy emphasis on passing and ball retention.

The former PSG man has incredible vision, and the rare ability to remain calm and composed when in possession of the football under heavy pressure from the opposition. 

When in full flow, Cabaye's game could be considered similar to Koeman's in his prime, and working under the Dutchman could help the France international improve further still.

He could occupy the deep-lying playmaker role in the Everton midfield and dictate the tempo of the game to Koeman's desired pace. The former Southampton manager would be able to directly influence the Palace man, and help him develop his game based on his own personal experiences of playing in that role.

Reading's Oliver Norwood in action with Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye Yohan Cabaye in action for Palace

Cabaye's contract does not expire at Palace until the summer of 2018, so the fee required to prise him away from Selhurst Park would likely need to be a substantial one.

With the Toffees under new ambitious ownership, however, and armed with funds from the recent sale of John Stones to Manchester City, they are in a strong position to offer the Eagles a tempting sum for the 30-year-old.

If Everton genuinely want to progress further and compete with the upper echelons of European football, they must add a certain level of quality to their side, and the acquisition of Cabaye would be the ideal place to start.

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye speaks with referee Craig PawsonCrystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye 

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