Crystal Palace Star Set for Premier League Exit as French Clubs Circle

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye could reportedly be returning to France this summer, amid interest from Ligue 1 clubs in bringing him back to his homeland.

According to ​The Sun, Marseilles are the foremost amongst the interested parties wanting to bring him back across the channel, after the 31-year-old spent two seasons at Selhurst Park.

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Crystal Palace manager, Frank de Boer, has recently signed Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek on-loan, resulting in the club having sufficient cover in the midfield areas, potentially clearing the path for a Cabaye exit.

Now, it is up to the former Newcastle player to decide his future and where he wishes to end his days as a professional footballer.

Following the likely event of a sale, de Boer may be able to recoup some of the £10m spent by Palace in luring Cabaye to the club from Paris Saint-Germain two years ago. Although Cabaye has a season remaining on his contract, an extension on his stay being agreed would be a surprising turn of events if recent reports are to be believed.

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Since he Joined the Eagles in 2015, the Frenchman has featured 64 times in the Premier League and netted nine times. If he were to return Ligue 1, he would not only have an opportunity to improve on his 191 appearances there, but also line-up against his boyhood club Lille, for who he played for as a youth and senior player.


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