Nasser Al Khelaifi explains Yohan Cabaye pursuit

Al Khelaifi explains Cabaye pursuit
© Getty Images
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi states his reasons for the club's pursuit of Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi has stated his reasons for the club's pursuit of Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye.

The Frenchman appears to be on the brink of completing a switch to the Ligue 1 champions and the PSG chief has stated exactly why Cabaye has attracted interest.

Speaking to L'Equipe, Al-Khelaifi said: "We went for Cabaye for three reasons: One, [because] he is a very good player. He is very interesting to our eyes.

"Two, I have never met him but they tell me that he is a very good bloke. Three, he is French and it is very important for us to recruit French players at PSG and to bring them back to the French league."

Newcastle rejected an offer from Arsenal for Cabaye in the summer.

Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Man United during their Premier League on December 7, 2013
Read Next:
Pardew 'not confident' of keeping Cabaye
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish League Cup
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Chelsea95131710716
5Watford94321517-215
6Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
7Arsenal84131210213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Burnley934289-113
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
12West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom925279-211
13Southampton924379-210
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16Everton8224513-88
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand