There is news coming through that the father of Newcastle midfield target – Remy Cabella of Montpellier – has said the deal is being negotiated, and that his son will be joining Newcastle in January.
Remy Cabella – joining Newcastle in January
There’s a report in the Metro that reports are coming out of France that his father, Hector Cabella, is quoted as saying the following:
‘Yes we are negotiating Remy’s transfer.” “He will join Newcastle this winter.”
And there’s some credibility in that statement from his father, because he’s also is his son’s agent.
Montpellier and Newcastle have been in negotiations for the player in January, but there have been conflicting statements from both the Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin, and the player himself about whether he would stay at Montpellier through the end of the season, to help them fight relegation.
And the fee that the French club wanted was around £14M, so if Newcastle have indeed agreed to pay out £12M, the deal could well have been done and Newcastle may have got themselves a top young midfielder, who has skills galore.
And if Newcastle do manage to wrap up this deal, it will be the first permanent signing for Director of Football Joe Kinnear at Newcastle, and it looks a good one at that.
23 year-old Cabella has played 17 times with four goals for the French U21 side, and the rumors early in January were that he wanted to join Newcastle.
We hope the reports and quotes in France are real and accurate.
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