The Montpellier manager Rolland Courbis has been talking again, and he is adamant that his 23 year-old midfielder Remy Cabella deserves a better club than Newcastle United, but why these people keep unduly criticizing other clubs coming in for their players – we have no idea.
Rolland Courbis – Montpellier manager
But the Montpellier manager would be well advised to tone down his comments about Newcastle United Football club – and show a little more class.
This is what Courbis has said in the French press today:
“I think Newcastle are interested because they will definitely say yes to PSG for the money. But us, we are not stupid.”
“There is already one of us who is over there – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – and I wish him all the best.” “I think that Remy deserves something else other than Newcastle. Me, personally, I would not go over there.”
And 70 year-old Montpellier President Louis Nicollin has said he will definitely not sell Cabella this month, although he is likely to let the French midfielder leave in the summer.
Nicollin had this to say to RTL in France today.
“I would prefer that he leaves on July 1, or later,” “Then, and only then, if there are good offers, that will allow us to have a great next season, especially if we are in Ligue 1.”
“There is however no question about it happening now. I have heard everything in the last days. It is all baseless.”
Louis Montpellier severely criticized the Newcastle club after he had sold his captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Newcastle last January, and of course the 70 year-old is a very controversial figure and has said inappropriate things many times before in his career.
Louis Nicollin – President of Montpellier
We wonder if Newcastle can still do a deal for Remy Cabella, with all the animosity that seems to exist against Newcastle with both the President and the manager of Montpellier?
Well we suppose so – because we brought in Mapou last January, and maybe the former Montpellier captain has been talking to Remy positively about the Tyneside club.
What do you think?
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