There are reports in France that Newcastle are in talks with Montpelier for their 23 year-old attacking midfield star Rémy Cabella, and it’s a shock move by the Magpies, since there have been no reports we were even interested in the player.
Rémy Cabella – 23 year-old Montpellier attacking midfielder
But the reports coming from the French press say that Newcastle are now in talks with Montpelier for the 17 times capped French U21 player.
Remy is an extremely creative player, who has tremendous skills and he has speed too, and the lad was previously linked with a potential move to Manchester United, but that did not materialize.
Cabella is not unlike Ben Arfa in terms of his abilities, and we think this lad would be an excellent signing for Newcastle but we don’t know how big the fee would be.
Of course Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa knows all about the player, since they were in the team that Mapou captained to their first ever French Championship back in 2012.
Cabella has played 19 times so far this season with six goals, and his club are 4th bottom of the French League with only 17 points from their 19 league games, and they are only 3 points above the drop zone.
And the French club are also financially stretched this season, so it could be a good deal for them if Newcastle can come in and give them a decent fee for what is their best player.
His transfer fee on tranfermarkt.com is quoted at €8M, which is around £6.6M, and that’s within the range of Newcastle this month.
And it could be that a goal-scoring winger is Newcastle’s top target this month, and not a striker, and that’s in part because of Yoan Gouffran already getting 7 goals, and we have Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi in reserve – so striker may not now be the top target in January, as it was last summer.
And from what we can tell this looks like another one that Graham Carr has scouted and recommended to Director of Football Joe Kinnear, and it would be a great start to the transfer window if Newcastle can quickly wrap this deal up.
We hope the reports are true – and here’s some video of this exciting player.
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