Wednesday, 29th January, 2014

Paris Saint-Germain have made official their capture of Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle United, after the midfielder passed his medical today.

The Frenchman has been given a three-and-a-half-year contract, until 2017, after PSG's initial €17m offer was rejected by the Magpies.

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Cabaye's move comes after a prolonged saga that began back in the summer. Arsenal were one of the first to make an offer before PSG became heavily linked in the winter.

Newcastle are understood to already be working on Cabaye's replacement – Lyon's Clement Grenier is an option – while PSG today presented their latest signing.


PSG said in a statement: "Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the transfer Yohan Cabaye to the capital club from Newcastle United until June 2017. He will wear the No.4 jersey."

PSG and Newcastle reached their fee agreement earlier this week, in what became a reported £20m deal.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had already expressed his satisfaction at the capture, telling L'Equipe today: "Yohan is a very good player, an interesting player in our eyes.

"I've never met him, but I've been told that he is a good man. Yohan is French and it is very important for us to bring French players to PSG and the French league."

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