Clubs on red alert after former Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye admits he is ‘not happy’ with PSG role

Yohan Cabaye celebrating scoring. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Yohan Cabaye celebrating scoring. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
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FORMER Newcastle United star Yohan Cabaye has hit out at his lack of playing time at French side PSG - putting possible suitors on red alert for the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old left Newcastle last January for £19m but he has admitted he is “not happy” with his bit-part role at the French Champions under coach Laurent Blanc.

The Frenchman played just 15 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Moncao at the weekend, leading Cabaye to admit he is not used to being left out.

Cabaye told L’Equipe: “You have to accept being a substitute, but I don’t resign myself to that. In training sessions, I have to give my best and show my desire to play.

“When I am on the pitch, I feel it is not perfect and that I often have to leave too soon.

“But I know the coach and staff have to make choices and I respect that.

“Have I spoken to Laurent Blanc? No. What do I tell him? I am 28 years old and not new to the job. But I am not satisfied with the situation.

“Am I completely happy? To be honest, no. It is a new situation for me, but I don’t complain. It is the first time I haven’t played regularly for my club.

“With the French team, if one day the national team coach decides to play me less because I don’t play often enough for my club, then I would need to take stock with my representatives.”

His words will encourage a host of clubs interested in securing his services and Arsenal have previously been heavily linked with the French international.