Well would you believe it but Remy Cabella, who we are supposed to have bid for this week, has come out and said he wants to stay with Montpellier until the summer.
Remy Cabella – staying at Montpellier
So much for the news that the skillful midfielder was keen to join Newcastle, because other clubs, like Manchester United as one example, and maybe even Arsenal, will be in for the player this summer – and we cannot compete these days with those clubs.
We know that because Alan Pardew keeps reminding us of it.
This is what the French U21 International said today in the French press as he wants to stay and help Montpellier avoid relegation:
“The Montpellier President Laurent Nicollin and I have an agreement to see out the rest of the season together.”
It’s an admirable thing for Remy to do – to try to keep Montpellier in the top flight in France, after it was only the season before last that they won the French title for the very first time.
Of course some of their top players from them including captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa now on Tyneside, and striker Olivier Giroud is at Arsenal.
Now here’s a thought – if Newcastle were really ambitious we could now try to seal a deal to get Cabella to Tyneside in the summer, since we are already supposed to be in talks with Montpellier.
And we could agree a pre-contract deal this mointh – agree the transfer fee with Montpellier and the terms for the player – to be executed in the summer.
That’s if we were really ambitious.
What do you think?
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