Winning the Ligue 1 title with Lille in 2011, Yohan Cabaye decided to continue his career in England, when a transfer to Newcastle materialised.
Wanting to climb up the career echelons, when the opportunity to return to France with Paris Saint-Germain presented itself, it was too good to turn down.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan, and Alan Pardew, who managed him at Newcastle, brought him back to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.
Since then, the midfielder has been a key player for the Eagles, under both his former manager and Sam Allardyce, who is currently charged the task of saving them from relegation.
With Crystal Palace currently four points above the relegation zone, things are looking better at Selhurst Park, but that isn’t stopping Cabaye from thinking about his future, with more competitive football potentially available to him in the summer.
Speaking to beIN Sports on Wednesday night, relayed by RMC, the Palace star admitted that if a move to Marseille presented itself, it might be to good to turn down, especially since his former manager Rudi Garcia is currently there.
He said: “I know Rudi very well, we won trophies together and I was lucky to play under him. Marseille’s proejct is interesting. After that, I’m really concentrated on the situation at Crystal Palace, and for now, that’s what matters to me the most. I want to give everything to this club and to the people who have trusted me for two years.”
For those who don’t remember, Dimitri Payet’s infamous transfer to Marseille during the January window also started with him saying he found the OM Champion Project ‘interesting’.
We’re not saying that Cabaye will try and force a move in the summer, but he certainly isn’t saying no, either.