Reports today are that Newcastle will beat both Manchester United and Arsenal to midfield target Remy Cabella, at least in getting the first offer in for the player, but with news that Remy is keen to join Newcastle, the Magpies may even be able to pull off a coup for the French U21 player.
Remy Cabella – Newcastle leading the chase for this talented player
Montpellier President Laurent Nicollin has today he is expecting a bid from Newcastle, and that there has been nothing come in (yet) from Manchester United, and Arsenal are also said interested in the 23-year-old play-maker.
Montpellier’s 70 year-old President had said this today to Midi Libre about the Cabella situation:
“Manchester has not sent any proposal.” “As for Newcastle, it seems to me they are about to make one, but I expect confirmation on that. But the idea is still that Remy is with Montpellier until June.”
The Montpellier manager is Rolland Courbis, and he would like his player to stay past January, and that’s not surprising since Remy has been Montpellier’s best player in what has been a disappointing season for the French club so far, and they are 4th bottom of the French League after winning the league for the first time the season before last.
And that side was captained by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is now of course at Newcastle.
This is what Courbis said today:
“Remy Cabella? It is best to keep him but if Nicollin decides that it can be done in January, it will be done in January.”
This is all consistent with the news yesterday that Newcastle were readying a bid for the Frenchman, but the fee for the lad may be a bit high for Newcastle, with Manchester United quoted a high fee of around £14M for him in the summer.
And here’s just a real shot in the dark – how about the Newcastle bid turns out to be too low for Montpellier – and it doesn’t meet their valuation of their player.
Just a wild guess out of the blue – but Montpellier are short of cash and need money quickly, and Newcastle would pay the fee up front in cool cash – something that other clubs are unlikely to do.
So there’s a decent chance Newcastle could quickly complete this deal.
What do you think?
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