Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella has told the French press that he has no regrets at all about not joining Newcastle in January, although we don’t know if a fee was ever agreed between Newcastle and his French club, and that comes first before the player gets to decide whether he wants to leave or not. All that happened is the Montpellier President and manager amazingly bad mouthed the Newcastle club, and they showed they have no class.
Remy Cabella – glad he didn’t join Newcastle last month
But Newcastle found out last month that it’s very hard to get good players to leave their clubs half way through the season, and clubs don’t want to lose their best players, and often it’s not convenient for the player to leave either.
Unfortunately, that was not true at Newcastle, and we sold our best player Yohan Cabaye last month – and he wanted to leave to join PSG, and the team is now weaker than it was at the start of the transfer window.
This is what Remy Cabella told French radio station RMC:
“I made the right choice to stay in Montpellier. I have goals, I hope to achieve.” “I was glad that they were interested in me but the most important is being here with Montpellier.”
“I was glad that they were interested in me but the most important is being here with Montpellier” “I do not see myself leaving. I am 100% focused with the team.”
In fact all the Newcastle midfield targets last month didn’t arrive on Tyneside, and in not one case did Newcastle even agree a transfer fee with their clubs, with Clement Grenier of Lyon and attacking midfielder Filip Duricic of Benfica being the other two targets, in addition to Cabella.
But in addition to Remy Cabella, Clement Grenier also came out on the second last day of the window, and said he had decided not to leave Lyon in January.
Both Cabella and Grenier were probably fed up at the games Newcastle were playing in trying to get them at rock bottom prices, and we don’t think what happened last month will necessarily help us in the summer, if we still want to get those two Frenchmen to the club.
It’s just a pity that Newcastle don’t seem to learn from their mistakes – we’ve made plenty of them since the summer of 2007, when Mike Ashley bought the club.
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