Montpellier President – Newcastle About To Bid For Cabella


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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

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24 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #1

    that’s actually true about Newcastle well MA paying up front instead of monthly instalments.

    but like i said on the other thread speculations don’t we just love them 🙂

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Jail For Ashley:

    Where did you get the information ”Solksjaer an unproven manager commands a salary of £4M.”

    How did he end up being higher paid that Klopp & Pellegrini?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    no doubt MYM will contact him to play for us and it could be a massive for him to come to us with the WC around the corner because with Manure & Arsenal he probably wouldn’t get as many games and they both have enough attacking midfielder’s

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope we do not sit on our hands with this one, Midi Libre is openly asking us to make a bid. Good players do not sit on the shelf.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    This still worries me. I cant shake the feeling that buying this guy means cabs is oit the door. Or maybe HBA. Selling arfa wouldnt be the end of the world though. He still rarely turns up for the whole of the time he is playing.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    GeordieTwo

    that is not what you said at 293, but good will to all men and all that garbage which goes around at this time of year, we will forget it bonny lad, life is too short to argue, unless your a mackem which your clearly not.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Markaccus

    it would be a down fall if Cabaye got sold this Jan, but on the positive side of things Cabella is 23 years old and a also a playmaker and a winger, he’s like an Cabaye & HBA in one

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Dammit!!

    I disappear to bath the youngest child, and i miss a bust up AND a classic Ketsy list!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #9

    My money is that a bid has already gone in for Cabella. But the board are just debating it. Don’t believe that they would release to the press that a bid is imminent. That’s just not Nicollin’s way.

    Evening gents. Hope we had a happy Monday. 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Bawwaalol

    I dont know much about him, but if what you say is true then i would be happy to see him in the shirt.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Evening torq. Happy new year and all that.

    No, i went back to work today, so not a happy Monday at all tyvm 😀

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  • MosesNUFC

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    If i could take any manager (Within the range of how big we are as a club) to replace pardew, i think the perfect manager for us would be Michael Laudrup. He would give us a new exciting attractive brand of football philosophy week in week out and would give us success.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #13

    TorqToon

    the man is back 🙂

    how’s it going mate?

    any news over there?

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  • Spoof

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #14

    I can’t see it to be honest, Pardew prefers the hard working Sissoko’s and Gouffrans rather than the cavaliar type of Ben Arfa, Cabella appears to be all front with no back bone, not Pardew’s type of player, de Jong I think will come but not Cabella.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #15

    I think if we do bring in Cabella then Cabaye could be on his way out, however I would like to see both of them in the team as Cabella has a more attacking style .

    Our team could look really strong if we bring in a couple of signings and let no one go :

    —————————–Krul——————————

    –Debuchy——–Willo——–M’biwa——–Haidara–

    —————Cabaye——————Tiote—————-

    ———Remy————Cabella————–HBA——-

    —————————-De Jong—————————

    That is some team, although I would rather have Ba than De Jong IMO .

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Would it really be so bad if we lost Cabaye in the next window?

    If we get the right kind of money for Cabaye, I don’t see the problem; we have nothing left to play for this season. If Cabaye is going to go in the summer anyway, it may be smarter to adapt to life without him now.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Markaccus

    there’s some clips of Cabella on youtube if you want a closer look at his style.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Mark – I’m assuming you took the bus, sir? What’s the latest? 😉

    B&W – Hello my friend. I’ve never been away mate. Just limit my time on here a bit more now. For obvious reasons.

    Plenty of talk in France at the moment regarding Newcastle United. The most exciting for me is of course Cabella.

    I don’t believe for one minute it’s with a view to replace Cabaye, but if it IS…then it’s a heck of a replacement.

    Gosling + cash for Ince is another one I heard about. But have no idea how accurate that might be. Can see it as a possibility though.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Big Pappa Cissé

    mate now that’s a lineup 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Spoof – your suggestion about rich Geordies coming to the rescue is heart warming but will not happen. You have to be a billionaire to own a club in the EPL. The people you mentioned Jimmy Nail and Sting will have a bob or two but nowhere near the money to run a Premiership Club.
    Sumner is tighter than Ashley – he is supposedly getting divorced from Trudie Styler and reports it will be expensive – if you sent a begging letter to him for a few thousand he’ll come up with the expensive divorce get out.
    As for Blair – if he ever had anything to do with NUFC – I would stop being a supporter.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Whatever happened to our French Connection – Ms Niafron? Or has he just changed his name?

    I would like us to sign this lad but also hang on to Cabaye too!

    I.ll believe this one when it happens though but!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #22

    next thread

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  • rasul

    Jan 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #23

    My team for City

    Elliot

    Santon mbwiva willo haidarra
    Gouffy tiote cabaye sissok hatem ben harfa
    Remy

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  • Sav

    Jan 7, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Nicollin said he’d heard we were going to make a bid. So in, other words, he knows exactly what we do, SFA.

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