With a number of players definitely going to leave Newcastle in the summer, we just hope Chief Scout Graham Carr and others at the club are working hard to identify their replacements, and then going about trying to get them to the club, and they don’t have to wait until the end of the season to do that.
Remy Cabella – Montpellier actively looking for replacement
Two players we tried to bring in last month were Remy Cabella of Montpellier and Clement Grenier of Lyon, and there is news in France that Montpellier are currently actively looking for a replacement for Cabella.
Montpellier didn’t want to sell their winger in January, because of a number of reasons, and one good reason was they were threatened with relegation and Cabella was their top scorer.
And also Montpellier President Louis Nicollin also made the point that he didn’t want to pay heavy taxes in this financial year, by selling one of his best players.
There’s no doubt that Cabella has had an excellent season, and in 29 appearances he has 10 goals and six assists, and while Montpellier were struggling in January, they are now 11th top and 10 points above the drop zone.
Ever since they appointed their former manager Rolland Courbis in mid-December to replace Jean Fernandez who resigned – Montpellier have started to pick up wins, and they now seem to be in little danger of the drop.
And Cabella has kept scoring goals for them, and we have to hope Newcastle have already set up a deal for Cabella to move to Newcastle in the summer.
There was news last month that we had agreed a deal for Cabella for a summer transfer, so we must have been close then, and hopefully have continued that work and tied up Cabella, who was said to be very keen to join Newcastle.
We will have a lot of players to sign this summer, so hopefully Newcastle are working on some of their deals now – and being aggressive and (even) ambitious in the transfer market.
If they are not – they should be.
For the record, Cabella has played 104 games in total for Montpellier with 24 goals and 17 assists, and he would be a great (early) acquisition for Newcastle this summer.
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