Ligue 1 star looks on his way to England.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye seems certain to make a return to the Premier League in the January transfer window, according to former Newcastle United ace Olivier Bernard.
Writing in his column for the Newcastle Chronicle, Bernard says that his fellow Frenchman has struggled with life in Ligue 1 since his move to PSG last January, and that he is more suited to the playing style in the English top flight.
Arsenal and Liverpool have been strongly linked with the 28-year-old in recent times, with his role at the Parc des Princes clearly putting his future under some doubt as he has not enjoyed a great deal of playing time since quitting Newcastle last year.
Cabaye had previously been one of the top midfield players in the Premier League, and his potential availability would no doubt put a number of top clubs on alert this season.
Bernard does not know where the talented playmaker will end up going, and did not rule out a possible return to St James’ Park, but feels certain that he will be looking to return to England after this disappointing spell back in his native France.
“He will be back in England in January, absolutely no doubt,” he said. “He will come back to the Premier League and he will already be looking for a club to join that will get him the games that he needs to guarantee him a place in the France squad.
“Will that be with Newcastle? Well you can never rule anything out in football, but they will be very lucky to get him in January. If they do it will probably mean that there isn’t an offer from one of the clubs that is playing in the Champions League.
“He loved his time here and I’m sure he wouldn’t rule it out completely – but I think it will be to go somewhere like Arsenal or even Liverpool, two teams that probably need a player who can play in that role that he occupies.
“I am absolutely sure that he will be available in January and I’m absolutely sure that he will be back in England next year. Yohan is better suited to the English game than the French game.”