Newcastle Close To Biggest Ever Signing Under Ashley

We reported yesterday that there was news in the French press that Remy Cabella was close to joining Newcastle United, and that has been followed up today with more news sources quoting his father Hector Cabella that his son would be joining Newcastle this month.

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Manchester United are one of the other clubs after the player, and they were quoted a fee of 14M in the summer for the Montpellier play-maker.

But there have been rumors that he wants to join Newcastle, maybe because of all the French players at the club, and we are doing well again under Alan Pardew this season, for the second season in the last three.

Remy was asked about Newcastle a few weeks ago and this is what he said:

“Newcastle? Well, we realise that at some point we must leave. I think I’m capable of it. England interests me, there are good clubs out there. If Montpellier reaches an agreement with an English club that suits me, I’ll be happy,”

“I think this is my last season with the club and I do not want to leave Montpellier in Ligue 2. This is my last year and I hope to finish in style. If a proposal comes, it is up to the two clubs to discuss and I will think in terms of that.”

If this news is to be believed Newcastle are going to sign the 23 year-old and beat out Manchester United – and this is the quote from his father yesterday that has caused all the news:

“Yes we are negotiating for Rémy – and yes he will join Newcastle this winter,”

If this deal goes through, it would be the biggest ever under Mike Ashley, beating the £9M we paid out for Papiss Cisse two years ago, and it would also be Joe Kinnear’s first permanent signing as the Newcastle Director of Football.

We are hoping the deal goes through and all this news is accurate, but you never can be sure until the deal is actually done.

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