Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has said he wants his former club Newcastle to come straight back up to the Premier League after suffering relegation last season.
The Frenchman spent three years at St. James Park before an unsuccessful move to Paris Saint-Germain and subsequently returning to England with the London-based side.
“My time at Newcastle was unbelievable. I really loved that club and for me it’s one of the biggest clubs here (in England). I really hope that they will come back up,” said Cabaye, as reported by the Chronicle Live.
“It is hard for me to describe that club. Newcastle, for me, should be one of the best in the country. They have got the stadium, training ground, fans. They have everything you need.”
Newcastle currently sit at the top of the Championship after 15 games, after a very shaky start to their campaign which saw them lose their opening two matches of the season.
However, since then they have dominated the league, showing their true strength after a rather successful summer transfer window.
New signings Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Ciaran Clarke have all had positive impacts on Rafa Benitez’s side, with Gayle’s 11 goals making his the league’s top scorer.
Meanwhile, Cabaye is not enjoying his best season having scored just one goal without registering an assist. However, he has an average pass accuracy rate of 85% and has made 15 interceptions.