In a world filled with transfer rumours, social media and where clicks are king, being a professional footballer cannot be easy, especially when you’re asked the same question over and over again.
For Yohan Cabaye, that problem has been a reported interest from Marseille in France, intensified by the fact the Crystal Palace midfielder’s former manager is now trying to steer the big Ligue 1 ship back to Europa League territory.
Asked about it a few weeks ago, the Eagles’ star admitted the project was an ambitious one, which, on paper, it is, leading to stories about him wanting to go there in the summer.
Since this is exactly how the Dimitri Payet to Marseille saga started back in December, it’s easy to understand why some papers made the leap, yet Cabaye took time out of his weekend in an interview with SFR Sport to clarify the situation.
He said: “With their ambition, I think the project is going to be a good one. I just know the manager. After, going back to what I said, things escalated quickly. I didn’t say anything special. As I said, I have a year left here at Crystal Palace.
“My ambition and head are firmly here, because I don’t want a relegation on my CV. It’s always a bit negative, meaning we have to work hard, fight until the end, and then if the manager or the club don’t want me anymore, then it’ll be different.”
Since joining the Eagles from Paris Saint-Germain in 2015, the 31-year-old has scored eight goals and picked up four assists in 70 appearances.