Newcastle boss Pardew: Signing Zidane favourite Cabaye a no-brainer

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is proud of their deal for Lille star Yohan Cabaye. The midfielder has been outstanding in his first season in England.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is proud of their deal for Lille star Yohan Cabaye.

The midfielder has been outstanding in his first season in England.

“It was a no-brainer,” Pardew told the Telegraph of signing the 26-year-old France international midfielder. “He’d won the double [in France) and not only that but he was the creative force. Zinedine Zidane gave a quote once when he said what made him special was that he never thought about his first touch because he knew he would control it. Cabaye is a bit like that.

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