We were pleased to read last night that Newcastle are going after Remy Cabella of Montpellier, and are trying to seal a deal for the 23 year-old French U21 play-maker, and we just hope that news is true.
Ben Arfa to be sold this summer – it’s now probable
But it seems the number of players Newcastle need is increasing, and increasing quickly, and there are a number of reasons for that.
It’s now obvious some of the players already at the club are just not good enough, and will be leaving this summer and they includes players like Jonas Gutierrez, Dan Gosling, Gabby Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Romain Amalfitano.
And while we hope we are wrong, we just cannot see Loic Remy wanting to stay on Tyneside permanently when other bigger clubs are keen to sign him up.
And if things don’t improve vastly before the season ends, don’t be too surprised if Newcastle unload both Hatem Ben Arfa and Davide Santon, who have both been less than impressive so far this year.
And it will not please Newcastle fans at all if Hatem is sold, as he is still one of the most popular players at Newcastle, and he wanted to come to Newcastle back in the summer of 2010, after we had just been promoted back to the Premier League.
But in the summer he will have been on Tyneside for four years and will have only one year left on his five year contract and expect Newcastle could well cash in on the mercurial winger.
And Santon has done himself no favors with his last two appearances at left back against Sunderland and Tottenham, when he looked a liability in defense.
And since Newcastle have plenty of cover for him in Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa, don’t be too surprised if Newcastle sell him and he moves back home to Italy.
So there’s nine players who could depart this summer, so Newcastle had better get busy lining up their replacements – and there may be two more.
We never even mentioned Papiss Cisse, who is likely to leave if any clubs comes in with a £10M offer for the 28 year-old Senegal striker, who looked sadly out of touch on Wednesday night, and Fabricio Coloccini who could return to Buenos Aries to be with his family this summer.
What do you think?
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