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Cabaye Discusses Contract Situation

14 May 2018

Yohan Cabaye has admitted he isn’t too concerned about his current contract status, and will hold talks with the club over the coming weeks to see if his three-year stay with the Eagles will continue.

The Frenchman’s current Palace deal expires this summer, but having made 109 appearances for Palace since his move from Paris St Germain in June 2015, he will speak to all the relevant parties before deciding whether he will add to that tally over the coming years.

Speaking to Palace TV during the lap of honour that followed the 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, he said: “I don’t know what the future holds. It was a hard, tough season so I will have a chat with my agent, the club and the chairman.

“I have no stress about my future, so I just wanted to enjoy today and then see what happens next. I’ve had three fantastic seasons here, I love the club and my life in London is perfect, so I will see.”

Cabaye also paid tribute to the Eagles supporters who serenaded him regularly during the victory over the Baggies, saying: “The fans are brilliant and I want to thank them once again. Since my first day here, they have been fantastic with me and I’ve tried to give them back their support.

“It’s special to play here; the place is rocking every weekend, so us finishing 11th is for them. I hope the future can be even better for them.”

The midfielder is now looking forward to recharging his batteries after a gruelling season physically and mentally for the Palace squad, but he was delighted that the campaign concluded with another positive display as Roy Hodgson’s team extended their unbeaten run to six games.

On the victory, he added: “That’s what we were looking for as it was important to finish the season well after our bad start. Home games are always special and the crowd and the atmosphere were brilliant once again today. It was really important to finish on a high, and that’s what we did.

“Unfortunately we didn’t finish 10th which was our target, but we won and kept a clean sheet which is a fantastic way to finish before our holidays.”

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