Yohan Cabaye: ‘I want to return to the Premier League’

Posted on Jun 12 2015 - 8:30pm by Tim Sheaff


Yohan Cabaye has put a number of Premier League teams on alert after admitting he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to England.

Cabaye has not enjoyed the best season in Ligue 1, starting just 13 league games all season. Talking to L’Equipe he made it clear that he saw no future in the French capital: “I know that if I stay, whatever I’ll do, nothing will change. If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things well.”

The French international left Newcastle in January 2014 for £19million. At the time Arsenal also made a bid to try and bring the Frenchman to London but were unsuccessful. They will surely be one of a number of English clubs interested in bringing Cabaye back to England.

Tottenham and Liverpool are also rumoured to be an admirer of the Frenchman and he’s a player that would certainly add a lot to either team. With proven ability and a wealth of Premier League know-how, which has proven priceless when trying to mould new signings into a new side, teams will certainly be scrambling to put a bid together following Cabaye’s admission that he wants to return to the Premier League.

However, Cabaye may well choose to reunite himself with his former boss, Alan Pardew, at Crystal Palace. Cabaye has admitted he is a real admirer of his former manager, and enjoyed playing for him and it is no secret that Pardew is a fan of the midfielder. This existing relationship may clinch the deal for Palace and see this top-class player reject offers from some of the bigger clubs in the League. If they were to sign him, it would be an absolute coup for the club and really send out a message, signalling their ambitions for next season.