Cabaye targets trophies at PSG

  • Last Updated: January 29 2014, 19:03 GMT

Yohan Cabaye has set his sights on silverware after signing for Paris St Germain.

Yohan Cabaye poses with a shirt after signing for PSG
Yohan Cabaye poses with a shirt after signing for PSG

The France midfielder has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Parc des Princes, returning to his homeland from Premier League side Newcastle.

And he said at a press conference screened live on his new club's website: "I am very, very happy to return to France.

"The offer from Paris St Germain was hard to refuse, I want to win titles and PSG offer me that so it is an ideal club. I did not hesitate.

"I am proud to have a chance to be a part of this ambitious project, to have the opportunity to win titles and play in the Champions League.

"The priority for me was the opportunity to win titles, quite simply. That was the biggest thing."

Managed by former France coach Laurent Blanc, PSG - who last season were crowned French champions for the first time since 1994 - are on course to retain their title as they boast a three-point lead over second-placed Monaco, with Lille 10 points back in third.

They are also through to last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Bayer Leverkusen, and in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals.

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PSG had a £14million bid for Cabaye rejected by the Magpies on Sunday but the Ligue 1 champions have now secured the services of the 28-year-old.

Neither club have revealed the price final tag for Cabaye - with Newcastle announcing the sale for "an undisclosed fee" on their website - but reports in France on Wednesday suggest PSG have paid in the region of £20million.

Club president Nasser Al Khelaifi said: "I am very happy to give a player with Yohan's talent the chance to return to France."

PSG's recruitment since the investment of Al Khelaifi's Qatari consortium has been cosmopolitan, with Cabaye linking up with the likes of Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani and Brazilian Thiago Silva.

And Al Khelaifi said: "I have said before, PSG will try to bring in French players. That is very important for us but it was not the reason for signing Yohan. The first reason is his talent.

"I hope, and I am very confident, that Yohan will be very strong for us in the league and the Champions League."

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