French Reports – Newcastle Have Agreed £12M Cabella Deal


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.

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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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390 comments so far

  • MosesNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Please i really hope we get this guy!

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Let it be true men, The first of the 4 I hope

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #3

    great if true

    wolfshead last thread

    i think people forget it wasn’t a foregone conclusion we would’ve drawn at citeh had the goal stood. anyway, to today

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Sky Sports: Arsenal have reactivated their interest in Yohan Cabaye, they claim. #AFC #NUFC (@beinsports_FR)

    The Hand Brake

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    People saying if he joins us than Cabaye is away. They are completely different players. Would not make sense.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Ssn REALLY complimentary about Tiote. Phil thompson is practically W@nking over him

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Bet he can’t wait to be part of a defensively adventurous side.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Himanshu
    Jigsaw taking shape I think

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Astonishing. JFK take a well earned bow!!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    bumming geese? omg thats fowl hahaha

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Markaccus – I note instead of referring to the post as a web robot – you chose the abbreviated form ie bot. Your subsequent reference to bumming grease -clearly reveals your interest in such practises. Shocking.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed, what’s with the invisible ads on here via mobile (android)?

    Can’t turn them off. I’ve just been turning the sound down.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon 1978
    Cabella has played many games this season through the middle in front of a defensive midfielder,As many wish ben arfa to play

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    jazzyp

    Ahhhh ok mate. How do you rate Cabella?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    has anyone actually seen Cabella play? I haven’t. Even his highlight videos aren’t amazing. You see him do one trick with the ball (which 90% of the time it seems he’s fortunate to get off) and then give up possession easily

    i’d like someone’s take who has actually seen him play more than a few matches

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  • StevieB

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Looks a cracking player. Very similar to HBA but more direct, a little bit quicker and can tackle. Certainly not a replacement for Cabaye so fingers crossed we can complete the deal

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #17

    I think it will probably mean Arfa on the way out but why must anyone leave if he signs for us?we need strength and depth the majority of games we lose are because we have no one on the bench to turn it around getting rid of Obertan, Marveux , Jonas and Arfa who are supposed to be providers and replacing them with Cabella , the De Jong brothers and Ince would be a cracking piece of business although doubt that will actually happen

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon1978
    In no way do I want to lose Cabs as he is the engine of our midfield, But Cabella could be a serious talent.not a finished article by any standard but a rough gem

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    matty

    benny mark 2 then

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Do we sell Cabaye now for 20 odd million or risk losing him for 6 million in the summer (contract buy out)?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    I am taking a break from the blog only to come back to the news that Pardew has shuffled the cards and gone with the same side 🙁

    …I am not sure anymore if it matters whether ir not I can make this game 🙁

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Wes Brown just snapped Gaston Ramirez ankle and the ref didnt even give a foul!

    something must be done about shocking refereeing decisons like these

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Will Hughes would’ve been this same amount too i think

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #24

    jazzy

    It would be criminal to let Cabaye go now. We need to keep him until the en of the season at least. I have watched Cabella a few times. He looks very skillful, quick and direct but seems a little light weight.

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  • ebm

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #25

    I really don’t like it when players have fathers that are so involved and happy to talk to the media. Even worse than agents, as they have even more influence over the player.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon1978
    If you can remember bud so was ben arfa when he first came, Now look at him with some Geordie grub inside him lol

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Signing a few players could have shown ambition and could make the likes of Cabaye want to stay ?

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Jazzy

    Lol, fingers crossed he signs and we keep all players.

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  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    @jazzyp: It’s amazing what black pudding and kebabs will do for you!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Tuff

    How about we lay the clever jibes aside because i a have a virus and cant be bothered. I will simply say “f#ck off, you pointless peice of festering rhino sh!t” You don’t like speaking to anyone who does not share your opinions to the letter, so you need not speak to me. To everyone else, enjoy the game (if you can)

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  • asenski

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #31

    as to the match it is very even game and we have great difficulties winning these games just because we can play only a counter-attack and sitting deep until they score and the game just ends up haven’t you noticed that

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  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    @santon: let’s hope so. That’s all it would have taken to keep Enrique (which I’m still sore about, he’s the best left back we’ve had in times memory imo)

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m sure this was already mentioned but this is from Espn:

    10.50 GMT New Milan coach Clarence Seedorf is determined to restore order to the Rossoneri’s chaotic league campaign and is planning to bring several new faces to the San Siro. The Times say that Seedorf has identified Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as a priority target and hopes to lure his fellow Dutchman to Italy with the promise of European football.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Afternoon gents! Got the match day butterflies. Big big game today, make no mistake. HWTL

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  • manxpie

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #35

    thump aye just imagine him n debuchy as our full backs now !?

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Thump
    Im a kebab man myself mate lol. I think if Benny gets any bigger he will resemble the guy off the go compare advert.
    Happy with the Southampton-mackem draw today, Keeps the saints below us and hopefully will pull away with a win today

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #37

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/father-remy-cabella-says-newcastle-transfer-close/?

    what totally, utter, pathetic BULLSH!T this is about Cabella!

    i remember PEA family member came out and said that he was going to Newcastle and look how that turned out!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #38

    what’s all this nonsense about HBA being fat?

    He’s still probably the quickest in the team (if we discount obertan as a professional footballer)

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #39

    black and white

    why so angry?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    when was the last time Newcastle lost 5 in a row?

    iv;e got this feeling AP is gonna be in the history books, AGAIN!

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