- Yohan Cabaye’s departure is just what was needed.
Yohan had wanted to win trophies and left Newcastle for a £19 million move to PSG. However, there he was not happy with the club set up, and struggled to recreate the form he had shown in Lille and Newcastle. This would lead to his eventual departure to Crystal Palace for around £12.8million, following one and half seasons in Paris during which he scored 3 and assisted 4 goals.
This has allowed other midfielders who are more in tune to the set up to fall in. The likes of Lucas Moura, Verratti, Rabiot and Matuidi to have the flexibility that they need. Also, with the arrival of Di Maria, it was important to remove at least one midfielder to accommodate the Argentine.