The midfielder has been outstanding in his first season in England.
âIt was a no-brainer,â Pardew told the Telegraph of signing the 26-year-old France international midfielder. âHeâd 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.