The French midfielder finally sealed his move to Paris Saint-Germain for an undisclosed fee, having been a pivotal player for the Magpies since joining them in 2011
The France international sealed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the French giants for an undisclosed fee following a medical, after being heavily linked with a £20 million move to the Ligue 1 champions in recent days.
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi expressed delight at the deal, with the 28-year-old midfielder sharing the same sentiments.
"I was won over by the ambitious project at Paris Saint Germain and I can't wait to join this exceptional squad and help the team reach its objectives in France and in Europe," he told PSG's official website.
The classy playmaker has become one of the Magpies most important players since joining them in 2011 from from Lille for £4.3m in 2011. Cabaye has scored a total of 17 Premier League goals in 79 appearances. He has memorably netted against Liverpool and Manchester United, on one occasion scoring the winner as Newcastle won at Old Trafford for the first time in 41 years back in December last year.
It is easy to see why Cabaye's departure will be a huge blow to Alan Pardew's side and the majority of Goal Singapore readers feel the same way, with an overwhelming 89.2% believing that him leaving will affect Newcastle's season.
Newcastle could only afford a poor 0-0 draw against Norwich in midweek as Cabaye was omitted from the squad, as they sit eighth in the table currently. With the loss of Cabaye, their bid for a Champions League spot could well take a big hit.
Pardew has at least moved fast to soften the blow, with the capture of striker Luuk de Jong on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach. Newcastle are also rumoured to be interested in Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier and Montpellier attacker Remy Cabella.