There are reports of a deal again being negotiated between Newcastle United and Montpellier, for the French club’s talented 17 times capped French U21 midfielder Remy Cabella.
Remy Cabella – Newcastle moving after this player
We hope this is indeed the case, and that Newcastle could tie up a deal soon for the 23 year-old, who was one of our targets last month but no deal could be reached.
The Montpellier Chairman Laurent Nicollin, who sometimes seems a difficult man to deal with, seems sure there will be some deal in the summer for Newcastle to take one of his very best players.
And a major reason Nicollin didn’t want to sell in January was the Chairman didn’t want to pay a heavy tax bill to the French government, and he will now sell sometime from July 1st, which is the start of the next financial year in the football world.
Cabella could be a decent replacement for Yohan Cabaye, who joined Paris Saint Germain in January for £20M, but we expect Newcastle to possibly bring in a couple of play-makers to fill the huge void left by Yohan Cabaye.
And it seems Newcastle are now paying the price for the dumb decision to sell their best player halfway through the season, without bringing in a replacement.
Only at Newcastle. 🙁
The 23-year-old is valued at around £14M, which seems a high price for the player, given that we paid only €5M for Cabaye in the summer of 2011.
But of course we also have received £20M for Cabaye, and Newcastle will need to spend that money in the summer and a lot more, if the club are going to improve their team for next season.
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