There is a report in L’Equipe today, about how little playing time Yohan Cabaye is getting at PSG, since his £20M signing from Newcastle United last month.
Yohan Cabaye – at PSG
PSG hae played six games since Yohan arrived in Paris and he has stated only one game against Valenciennes and has a total of 180 minutes of time on the pitch, which averages out at 30 minutes a game.
But when you join a new club, especially a big one, you don’t expect to go straight into the starting line-up, and it takes time to settle in.
But the worry for Cabaye is that PSG have Italian Internationals Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti, and French star Blaise Matuidi, a former Newcastle United target as his current midfield competition.
And there’s also 18 year-old French U21 International Adrien Rabiot, who is coming through like a steam train this season at the French club.
The L’Equipe article surmises that it may be difficult for Cabaye to be a starter at the upcoming World Cup for France in Brazil, although he’s almost a certainty to make the squad.
But PSG are also expected to strengthen their central midfield even further this summer, with news they want Juventus French International Paul Pogba, and the former Manchester United youngster turns 21 a week tomorrow, and has been outstanding in Italy.
This is what Cabaye said in Le Parisien on Thursday about the situation:
“I try to show every time I go, I can play more – I do not think about it”
Maybe Loic Remy can think about the fact that if he does join a top club in the summer, he will not necessarily be first choice and will not get as many starts as he would if he stayed on Tyneside, where he is already a hero.
Just a thought.
What do you think?
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