PSG spending spree continues as Yohan Cabaye joins

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PARIS (AP) -- Paris Saint-Germain has signed midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle on a three-and-a-half year deal Wednesday, the latest step in the ambitious French club's bid to become one of Europe's biggest teams.

PSG presented Cabaye at a news conference on Wednesday. No financial details were given by the club, but the 28-year-old Cabaye reportedly cost €20 million ($27.3 million) with an additional €5 million ($6.8 million) in bonuses.

Cabaye is renowned for his outstanding shooting from distance and is a free kick specialist, giving PSG that extra bit of firepower that it lacked in a workmanlike midfield featuring ball-winners Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta.