It still seems that Yohan Cabaye is having trouble making an impact at PSG, since he moved there for £20M in January, leaving Newcastle United after two and half years on Tyneside, and that’s according to the French webs-site le10sport.com.
Yohan Cabaye – finding it had to become a starter at PSG
While Yohan usually gets a game and sometimes even a start a start in the Champions League, he has made only two starts in the French League this year, and his current record is played 10 games with one goal and three assists.
There were four good central midfielders at the Paris club when Yohan Cabaye arrived in January – Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and young Adrien Rabiot and Yohan is finding it difficult to get a lot of playing time – although of course he does still need time to settle down.
Marco Verratti in particular has been in outstanding form for PSG this year, and in the Le10Sport report they point out that Marco, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta. have an excellent understanding – having played together for a while – and PSG manager Laurent Blanc has preferred those three in midfield.
The Frenchman probably expected to play more and get more starts than he’s getting at the moment, but he did start in the league game against St Etienne last weekend, a 2-0 home win, so maybe he’s starting to make an impact.
But as we’ve reported before, PSG are very interested in Paul Pogba of Juventus and are expected to make a move for the 20 year-old French International central midfielder this summer, as PSG Chairman Nasser Al Khelafi has said at the beginning of the year the Paris club wanted more French players in their squad.
And money doesn’t seem to be a problem at PSG since a Qatar consortium bought them in July, 2011, and for the second season in a row they have reached the quarter finals of the Champions League, after eliminating German club Bayer Leverkusen in the first knockout round.
Nasser Al Khelafi had said reaching the quarter finals this season was a minimum requirement, and it will be interesting to see just how far they can go in that competition this season, with or without Yohan Cabaye.
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