Newcastle signs Lille midfielder Cabaye

AP, Friday 10 Jun 2011

Newcastle has signed midfielder Yohan Cabaye from France champion Lille, the English Premier League side announced Friday

Yohan Cabaye
Newcastle new signing midfielder Yohan Cabaye

The France international signed a five-year contract with the northeast club.

Cabaye, a skillful central midfielder with an eye for goal, struggled to hold down a regular place in Lille's double-winning team.

The 25-year-old Cabaye has scored 39 goals since making his senior debut with the French club in 2004.

He says "this is a fantastic move for me. I have enjoyed great times with Lille but the time is right now to test myself against the best and playing for Newcastle United in the Premier League does just that."

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