Yohan Cabaye completes £23m switch from Newcastle to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have completed a deal to sign Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle for £23million.

The French league leaders announced the signing shortly after the midfielder passed a medical and have confirmed the midfielder will wear No 4.

PSG unveiled their new signing at a press conference on Wednesday. Cabaye has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Parc des Princes.

The French champions said in a statement: 'Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the transfer of Yohan Cabaye to the capital club from Newcastle United until June 2017. He will wear the number four jersey.'
Cabaye said of his move: 'I was won over by the ambitious project at Paris Saint-Germain and I can't wait to join this exceptional squad and help the team reach its objectives in France and in Europe.

'I want to thank everyone and Newcastle for allowing me to make this move. It was difficult to turn down such a huge club. Newcastle respected the agreement we had to allow me to leave this January. I had a wonderful time over there, I want to thank the manager, the staff.

'I am very, very happy to return to France.

'The offer from Paris Saint-Germain was hard to refuse, I want to win titles and PSG offer me that so it is an ideal club. I did not hesitate.

'I am proud to have a chance to be a part of this ambitious project, to have the opportunity to win titles and play in the Champions League.'
A Newcastle statement read: 'Yohan leaves the club after two-and-a-half seasons at St James' Park. Newcastle United have benefited significantly from Yohan's talents since his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2011, and the player has likewise benefited, developing hugely during his time on Tyneside.

'The club wanted to keep him but the lure of Champions League football and the prospect of being involved in the sporting project at PSG was an opportunity that Yohan made very clear to us he wanted to take.

'Yohan leaves the club with our best wishes for his future at PSG and, hopefully, as part of the French national squad for this summer's World Cup.'