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French midfielder happy to join 'best championship in the world'

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Newcastle United new boy Yohan Cabaye has revealed he has been assured by the club's directors that he is just the first of a number of new arrivals to St James' Park this summer.

As Magpies boss Alan Pardew looks to bolster his squad ahead of the new campaign, Cabaye has been reassured that further reinforcements are on the way to help the Toon to achieve their target of a return to Europe.

"I am going to play in the best championship in the world for a club who want to get back into Europe within a year and one who are building an ambitious team.

"I am the first recruit but I have discussed things with manager Alan Pardew and I know others will follow. The directors have assured me on this point."


 

The 25-year-old French international midfielder departs Ligue 1 champions Lille for Tyneside after signing a five-year deal with Newcastle – a signing that has been met with appreciation from fellow compatriot and former Toon defender Olivier Bernard.

"He looks to be a very tidy player and a good organiser of the midfield," said Bernard. "His best asset is his pin-point passing, he is creative too and rarely seems to lose the ball. Yohan can attack and defend and Newcastle are getting a very good player," he continued.

"I know he is looking forward to playing in the Premier League - he knows about the expectation at Newcastle and what to expect, and it is a big move for him. But I think he will adapt well to playing in England."

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