Cabaye was sold to PSG in January.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "It's fair to say that the transfer made it harder to qualify for Europe - and I don't think anyone would disagree with that - because we couldn't replace him.
"But that doesn't mean to say we can't replace him in the summer.
"We know we have got good players here, but we do need that controller of the ball, that manoeuvrer, that clever player, and we will get one in the summer, for sure."
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