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Newcastle Could Be Priced Out Of Move For Transfer Target

11:44 pm, Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Newcastle always seem to haggle on the price of anybody they are negotiating for in the transfer market, and it seems there is no difference in Newcastle’s move to bring in top Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella.

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Remy Cabella – on his way to Tyneside?
Manchester United were after the same player in the summer, and could still be interested in bringing the player in this month, and the price that was quoted for the player was around £14M.

But the Magpies seem to have gained a march on the Red Devils, and have moved quickly for the Frenchman, and while Montpellier would love to get the highest price possible for their top player, Newcastle must think a deal can be done far below the £14M being banded around.

But if Newcastle are to be successful for the French U21 International, it will be necessary to move quickly and we hope Director of Football Joe Kinnear can do just that, and bring in his very first permanent signing to Newcastle.

But if this thing stretches out, we may be in the same situation we’ve been with a number of our targets over the last few years, and refuse to meet the asking price of the selling club for their player.

So it could be déjà vu all over again this January, but if we do manage to sign Cabella, he will be the 7th Frenchman in a row we have signed at the club.

Here’s hoping.

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33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NOVA2967 // Jan 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    I don’t expect any signings this window. Not sure we need any but the Cabella would be a great signing if we offload oberton and marveaux. Plus a possible replacement if somehow Cabeye does go which Im hoping and believing he stays and signs a new contract.

    Can I say the Remy is not doing much for me. He has some clinical finishes and speed but he seems beat after 70 minutes and doesn’t offer much else for the team. Even his touch is inconsistent. I feel he could be another striker who falls out of form and is not worth 10 million. Im not saying I would take him for 7 million but we should be looking for another striker. Demba Ba offered so much more than Remy, With every game I become more and more uncertain about him.

  • 2 Graeme // Jan 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    You can just here it already – we tried and we tried, but we just couldnt get them “over the line”

    That lousy Div 1 club bid £50,000 more than we believed he was worth – we really cannot compete with major players like Brighton, Portsmouth etc.

  • 3 RonVanDam // Jan 2, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    We’ve actually made a 4m bid on him

  • 4 NOVA2967 // Jan 2, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    As for the last game, we needed to switch the team and freshen things up but Pardews mistake. He;s still the man and we need to stick with him. One thing was when he was talking to ben area before he came on. He must of told him to play one touch and wait for his chance. That didn’t play well as Fattem was off from the beginning.
    All this he doesn’t play well with the team is a shame. Two seasons ago we had a better defensive record with him in the team than we do now. All I can see is he had a bad start this year and everyone was off last year but with the amount of goals we are barely getting he needs to be worked in or rotated every few games.

  • 5 jimmysmith // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    It’s early doors. Let’s keep our feet on the ground. Montpellier are still assessing the merits of our opening gambit of Oba, Marv and a flour bag of ” crusty baguettes” fresh from the training grounds canteen oven.

  • 6 blew // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    £14M for a player who is not a full
    France international, when Cabaye
    cost £4.5M, Sissoko £1.5M,
    Mbiwa £6.5M, Debuchy £6.5M
    all full internationals – I don’t think so.

  • 7 Blofal // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-united-not-interested-johnny-6462383

    The source was the son of WHs owner…

  • 8 gfp13 // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    I don’t know about paying 14million but I’d like to see him signed, this guy plus a striker and we’d be in a good position to push on for Europe n then add 1 or 2 more to create a squad capable of playing in all comps

  • 9 Blofal // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Has anyone read thst rumour that we have rejected an offer from WestHam to take Cisse on loan?

    He isnt going to regain form sitting on the bench!

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 3, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    No, but He is not going to do us any good playing against us!

  • 11 RonVanDam // Jan 3, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Blofal
    I think loaning Cisse out would do him and the club good. Cisse needs a change of scenery. I dont think keeping our number 9 on the bench is doing anybody a favour

  • 12 RonVanDam // Jan 3, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    I wouldnt might swapping Cisse for Diame knowing WH really need a striker and get Carr to find 2 that fits our current style of play

  • 13 lesh // Jan 3, 2014 at 2:44 AM

    “………..it will be necessary to move quickly and we hope Director of Football Joe Kinnear can do just that, and….”

    Kinnear? Move quickly? Nah, no chance: he’s still trying to open his Christmas present!

  • 14 RonVanDam // Jan 3, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    lesh

    I wonder what Tin Man got him this year

  • 15 RonVanDam // Jan 3, 2014 at 2:59 AM

    jesperfuglsang

    Most clubs have a clause that loanee cannot play against parent club

  • 16 lesh // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    RonVanDam….. Tin Man got him nowt this year. He hasn’t got clue where his present’s come from this year. It might have been a Poundland skip, we’ll never know.

    But what we do know, is that if and when he opens it, he’ll play with the box!

  • 17 RonVanDam // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    heres hoping theres jack in his box haha

    Some players to consider for aour academy are:

    Tyler Harvey – 18 – Plymouth Argyle – ST
    Jesse Gonzalez – 18 – FC Dallas – GK
    Josh Murphy – 18 – Norwich – LM
    Ferid Matri – 19 – FC Luzern – CB
    Levin Öztunali – 17 – Leverkusen – CDM
    Siebe Schrijvers – 16 Genk – ST
    Anthony Martial – 17 – Monaco – ST
    Jonathan Tah – 17 – Hamburger – CB
    gabriel Barbosa Almeida – 16 Santos – ST
    Victor Andrade Santos – 17 Santos – ST
    Leon Goretzka – 18 Schalke – CM
    Adryan Oliveira Tavares – 18 – Flamengo – CAM. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS GUY AT OUR CLUB

  • 18 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    trusting joe kinnear to bring big names to our club?

    hahaha. a good laugh. we’ll be signing no one.

  • 19 lesh // Jan 3, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    Ah, a reality check on our supposed negotiating for Cabella.

    The Chronicle’s take is that ‘ Newcastle United have opened up the January transfer window by contacting Montpellier about the availability…..-
    Contacting? You can imagine it:

    ‘Halo, halo, halo. Eez zat montpel..,er montpelli, er mont, er the French lot that’s got that Cabella fella for sale?’

    “Pardon, who eez that?”

    ‘Joe Kinnear, of Newcast……….”

    Clunk, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 3, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    RVD…that is probably true, but loaning out Cisse to WHam could potentially help them climbing the ladder and I am not interested in that :)

  • 21 Our Toon // Jan 3, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    A few geniuses on here, we have 3 strikers at the club….none of them very good!! A couple suggesting we should loan one of them out (Cisse) get a grip will ya, we need all the players we can get especially upfront!! At least Cisse has scored in the PL this season!! Those supporting Pards can you all explain how Shola gets a game? He hasn’t scored a league goal in 2013!!

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 3, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Our Toon…I cannot explain it but what I think is the deal with Shola is a two parter. One is that alot of Geordies like their local heroes regardless of ability or goals (top that with he is a nice bloke), the second part is some are infatuated with the kind of player he is and not the player he really is :)

    If that makes sense?

  • 23 Ben3arfa // Jan 3, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Kinnear wont sign anyone. the most incompetent old piece of trash in the game is our DoF .. hooray

  • 24 HullMag6 // Jan 3, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Shola plays because Remy needs a big hold up striker for him to pick up knock downs etc. Playing as an unselfish striker like Heskey was. Up until last two games you can’t say it hasn’t worked.

    Cabella if we can get him for say a few mil and Marv part/ex and offer squidward plus cash for ince. Then still get Remy signed plus another or two strikers if he won’t. Plus the elusive extra cb as I think colo might be away sooner rather than later.

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 3, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Hullmag…I can see how you can say that he has worked? You are just drawing a conclusion here based on nothing really!

  • 26 bills-son // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Anyone who thinks the club open talks just so they can say we tried but coukdn’t get them over the line is talking rubbish themselves.

    95% of the talks the hacks say we are in aren’t true. Why some fans take it as gospel is beyond me.

  • 27 HullMag6 // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Jesper
    It’s the only conclusion I can draw hence why we looked at gomis and why Cisse never really started alongside remy.

    I’ll debate potential signings but won’t get excited until they’re having a photo done with their/our shirt.

  • 28 scout // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Alright then if shola is the big hold up striker knocking the balls down for Remy, can someone tell me who does Sholas job for Suarez at Liverpool?
    Oh that’s right Rodgers sold Carroll because he doesn’t play that style

  • 29 scout // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Krul
    Debuchy Yanga willo santon
    Sissoko tiote cabaye ince
    Remy dzeko

    Get dzeko in

  • 30 bills-son // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    That know nowt about football JK signed Nolan for £4M and Raylor for £1M when he was manager.

    Perhaps he knows more than some on here think.

  • 31 ToonMatt // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    When is Ashley going to spend some of the £35m he got for Andy Carroll?

  • 32 total toonage // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    RonVanDam clearly needs to lay off the football manager and watch some real games.

  • 33 saxonfenken // Jan 3, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Some have short memories, Remember last Jan, when six came in, four in one week. some were signed then instead of the summer to keep us up.




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